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.

The Clough family at Graduate Walk

Clough family joins UWA Graduates' Walk

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Harold Clough, one of Western Australia's foremost engineers, will today join the ranks of graduates of The University of Western Australia in celebrating UWA's first 100 years, while also helping future students.

Winthrop Professor Kadambot Siddique

UWA's 'feed the world' Professor lauded

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

A leading agricultural scientist and academic whose mission is to ‘feed the world' has been named The University of Western Australia's prestigious Hackett Professor of Agriculture Chair.

Noongar rights denied by colonial laws: expert

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The ways in which early Swan River colonists used British law to deny the rights of Noongar people will be examined in a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia.

Top British soil scientist joins UWA

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

A leading UK scientist who helped map the bacterial ecosystems of British soil in a world-first study will join The University of Western Australia to lead an expert team in soil rehabilitation research.