Bee

Concern over parasites affecting honey bees

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Scientists from The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Integrative Bee Research (CIBER) tagged 200 honey bee workers to find out how a highly-contagious fungal parasite (Nosema apis) impacts their ability to pollinate crops. 

Kelp

Health report reveals world’s kelp forests declining

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

A new marine study bringing together half a century of data from around the globe indicates that almost 40 per cent of the world’s vital kelp forests are in decline.

Cannabis plants

Study reveals cannabis users age faster

Monday, 14 November 2016

A study carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia has found significant detrimental effects to the vascular system from smoking cannabis, including early ageing.

Senator Pat Dodson

Report identifies need for change in Indigenous suicide prevention

Thursday, 10 November 2016

A new report led by The University of Western Australia calls on the Federal Government to support a radical overhaul of suicide prevention programs including an Indigenous community-led national prevention plan.

Aboriginal flag

Northern wealth under spotlight at Indigenous conference

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Indigenous leaders from across Australia will come together for the Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference, to be held at The University of Western Australia on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December.

Yellabidde Cave

Aboriginal people inhabited WA's mid-west coast much earlier than previously thought

Friday, 4 November 2016

Archaeologists from The University of Western Australia have discovered evidence of human activity in a cave in Western Australia’s Midwest which proves that Aboriginal people lived there 15,000 years earlier than previously thought.

Lungs

Grant win for Lung Fibrosis Research

Friday, 4 November 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Respiratory Heath are among a group of Australian scientists awarded $2.5 million by the NHMRC to support a Centre for Research Excellence focusing on lung fibrosis.

 Ocean Glider sets sail for Sri Lanka

Ocean Glider sets sail for Sri Lanka

Friday, 4 November 2016

An ocean glider christened Challenger will set sail for Sri Lanka in the longest journey ever attempted by an autonomous underwater vehicle.

Dr Andrew Guzzomi

Seed flamer wins at WA Innovator of the Year

Thursday, 3 November 2016

A new tool that makes native seeds easier to handle has won researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority a top prize at the 2016 WA Innovator of the Year awards.

PIAF

Perth International Arts Festival launches 2017 program

Thursday, 3 November 2016

The Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) has unveiled a world-class program fit for arts lovers of all ages and persuasions, spreading across unique venues and spaces all around the city of Perth.