Enhanced data access to benefit cancer researchers and patients

Monday, 28 May 2012

A novel approach to the use of multiple databases containing information about individual patients and how they respond to different therapies is helping medical scientists to improve cancer treatments.

Child painting with spice

Zuytdorp Zest Festival taps Zeitgeist

Monday, 28 May 2012

On a June day 300 years ago, the Dutch trading ship, Zuytdorp, sank off the Western Australian coast near Kalbarri - and the event is being marked with a new and exciting festival aptly named Zest.

China visit

Good food and talk underpin UWA-China friendship

Friday, 25 May 2012

More than great food was on the menu when a leading Minister from the People's Republic of China (PRC) met staff from The University of Australia and Madame Wang Yiner, the Republic's Consul General in Perth.

Head blight in wheat

Toxin profile revealed in first study of 2003 WA outbreak of head blight in wheat

Friday, 25 May 2012

Plant pathologists and chemists from The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with the CSIRO Plant Industry in Brisbane and the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia, have identified the mycotoxin profile associated with an isolated outbreak of Fusarium head blight (FHB) in south-western Australia in 2003.  The findings highlight the ongoing potential threat to WA crops.

Dr Anna Johansson (left) and Laboratory Head Professor Ruth Ganss

Cancer treatment discovery opens tumours to immune cells

Friday, 25 May 2012

Scientists at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) have made exciting progress in their quest to help patients fight cancer using the body's own immune system.

Winthrop Professor Colin MacLeod

UWA leads world in new approach to treating emotional disorders

Friday, 25 May 2012

A new approach to preventing and treating anxiety and depression may be used to improve the emotional health of fly-in fly-out workers and people living in bushfire-prone areas.

Ocean of opportunities to understand eye function

Monday, 21 May 2012

The oceans are filled with exquisite examples of how different animals' eyes use light for survival - and knowing how these eyes work is useful for understanding and even improving human vision.

Young artist's ambition soars with Schenberg

Monday, 21 May 2012

A concave sculpture into which is projected a video of two men posing for a portrait has won its creator the $35,000 annual Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize awarded through The University of Western Australia.

Photographer: Rachel Sussman

Warming may lead to functional extinction of Mediterranean seagrass meadows mid-century

Monday, 21 May 2012

A study involving the collaboration between researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Spanish National Research Council has shown that warming of Mediterranean seawater over this century, under a moderately optimistic scenario of greenhouse gas emissions, is likely to cause the functional extinction of these seagrass meadows.

Photographer: Rachel Sussman

New global study: seagrasses can store as much carbon as forests

Monday, 21 May 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have contributed to the first global analysis of carbon stored in seagrasses which shows they can hold as much carbon as the world's temperate and tropical forests.