Supercomputer launch marks 50 years of computing at UWA

Thursday, 2 August 2012

A powerful new supercomputer that will give researchers unprecedented access to parallel processing and data-intensive computing will be launched at The University of Western Australia tomorrow - 50 years after UWA acquired the state's first digital computer.

Mr John Upton

Family hopes for cure for debilitating Parkinson's disease

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

A gift of $20,000 from a sufferer of Parkinson's disease who died recently will help researchers in their quest to find a cure, the patient's family hope.

Winthrop Professor Malcolm McCulloch

Coral reef expert awarded Australia's leading Fellowship

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Premier's Fellow and research leader at The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute and School of Earth and Environment, Winthrop Professor Malcolm McCulloch, has been awarded Australia's most prestigious research fellowship.

Restoration can't make up for loss of good quality bushland

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Up to a billion hectares of land are likely to be cleared to feed the world and an area the size of China will probably be covered by cities within 50 years, according to concerned environmental scientists.

Dinkum science on dunny doors

Monday, 30 July 2012

Did you know that Uranus contains fart gases?  That Australia's wheat feeds 100 million people a year?  Or that the inside of a cell looks strangely like an image from outer space?

Breast cancer, autism and natural gas research put scientists on Eureka shortlist

Friday, 27 July 2012

A microscope-in-a-needle to detect breast cancer and investigations into autism and the sustainable processing and use of natural gas are three projects at The University of Western Australia that have earned researchers a place on the shortlist of the Australian Museum's annual Eureka Prizes - the most prestigious prizes in Australian science.

Future Fellows to ignite passion for research

Friday, 27 July 2012

Using plants to discover new drugs, digital technologies to transfer Indigenous knowledge, and molecules to build digital memory are just some of the projects at The University of Western Australia that attracted more than $4.5 million in raw funding from the Australian Research Council Future Fellowships scheme.

Winthrop Professor Jonathan Carapetis

New Director's focus on translating research into action

Thursday, 26 July 2012

The new Director of Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research says his focus will be to ensure that high quality research is effectively translated to health practice and policy so that it makes a real difference to the lives of children and families.

More testosterone increases prostate cancer risk in older men: study

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Older men - those in their 70s and 80s - with higher levels of testosterone, including those who undergo hormone replacement therapy, are at an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to new research. 

Dorothy Hahne, Michael Clarke and George Yeoh with new Agilent equipment

Technology partnership to tackle society's big challenges

Thursday, 26 July 2012

The University of Western Australia has teamed up with one of the world's leaders in measurement technology committing to a five-year collaboration that will enable the development of ground-breaking applications in Life Sciences.