Winthrop Professor Stephen Powles

Leading crop scientist warns against herbicide overuse

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Overuse of the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) has caused US crops to become infested with glyphosate-resistant weeds - and a world-leading researcher at The University of Western Australia is fighting to prevent similar outcomes here.

Cultural help for mental health workers

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Mental health workers will improve their understanding of cultural and linguistic diversity through a new resource to be funded by the State Government and delivered by The University of Western Australia.

Tertiary student body lauds UWA leadership

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Australia's peak tertiary student body has ranked The University of Western Australia as a national sector leader in using best practice to consult, support and deliver positive outcomes for students and student organisations.

Kimberley reefs

Kimberley study to research life at the extreme

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

A region with some of the world's highest tides and extreme ocean conditions will help researchers at The University of Western Australia better understand the impacts of large physical disturbances and climate change on coastal ecosystems.

Sexualisation of girls and the digital age

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Spray tans, make-up and padded bras for pre-adolescent girls are some of the heavily marketed products that promote a sexualised appearance for girls in modern society.

UWA celebrates Bikeweek

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Up to 300 cyclists are expected to attend a free breakfast at The University of Western Australia as part of Bikeweek next month.

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson

Major philanthropic gift for Indigenous Rock Art research

Monday, 27 February 2012

A gift of $1.5 million to support significant research into Kimberley Rock Art at The University of Western Australia will advance the understanding of the Indigenous cultural heritage of Western Australia's far north.

Dirima Cuthbert

Perth "4WD" homes buck green trend

Friday, 24 February 2012

Many Perth houses are not energy efficient and building regulations don't encourage home builders to change, says a researcher from The University of Western Australia.

Professor Miranda Grounds

New clues to muscle wasting in elderly people

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Permanent disconnection between nerves and muscles may be the reason behind progressive loss of muscle mass and function in elderly people, Perth-based researchers have found.

The SKA credit:  Swinburne Astronomy Productions/SPDO

Scoping the cost of the world's biggest new supercomputer

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

The world's most powerful telescope - the new Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - is likely to need the world's biggest computer to handle the incredible amount of data it will produce - and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) is working out how to do it without breaking the bank.