Wild radish

Resistance evolution in weeds puts 2,4-D under the microscope

Friday, 24 August 2012

Researchers are investigating why a broadleaf herbicide used successfully to control weeds in agriculture for the past 60 years is now no longer effective against the crop weed, wild radish, in the Western Australian Wheatbelt.

Pilbara doctors enhance surgical skills

Friday, 24 August 2012

Thirteen local doctors from Port Hedland and South Hedland have improved their essential surgical skills through a pilot project run by The University of Western Australia to deliver training to rural and remote regions.

Professor Stephan Lewandowsky

What motivates rejection of (climate) science?

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have examined what motivates people who are greatly involved in the climate debate to reject scientific evidence.

The two 'exact matches' to the Milky Way system found in the survey

The Milky Way now has a twin (or two)

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Research presented today at the International Astronomical Union General Assembly in Beijing has found the first group of galaxies that is just like ours, a rare sight in the local Universe.

Winthrop Professor Jane Long and ATCO Australia Managing Director Steven Landry

Renewed ATCO scholarship helps top students in financial need

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

High-achieving undergraduate business students at The University of Western Australia who are experiencing financial hardship will benefit from a renewed three-year sponsorship agreement signed between the UWA Business School and energy and resource infrastructure company ATCO Australia.

Top economist to explain seeing the world through game theory

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

One of the world's most influential economists, Professor Avinash Dixit, of Princeton University, will discuss ‘The Art of Strategy: Game Theory in Movies, Sports, and Literature' at The University of Western Australia's 2012 Shann Memorial Lecture on August 28.

Geraldine Shadforth, Dr Kate Smith and Winthrop Professor Leon Flicker

Improving dementia care for Indigenous Australians wins acclaim

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Pioneering research into improving dementia care for Aboriginal Australians has been featured in Ten of the Best Research Projects 2012 - a publication that showcases the work of some of the nation's top medical researchers.

When is a native not a native and what should we do about it?

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

New molecular techniques showing that an iconic palm only grows in central Australia because humans moved it there thousands of years ago pose the question: should we still regard this as a native species? And if it's not native, what implications does this have for species conservation and management?

Professor Ian Small

Molecular code cracked

Friday, 17 August 2012

Scientists have cracked a molecular code that may open the way to destroying or correcting defective gene products, such as those that cause genetic disorders in humans.

Dr Dimitar Azmanov

Gypsy study unravels a novel ataxia gene

Friday, 17 August 2012

A WA study of an isolated population of Eastern European Gypsies known as "Bowlmakers" has unlocked clues about a serious developmental disease - congenital cerebellar ataxia.