University of Western Australia researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology have published the most comprehensive analysis of a wheat genome as part of a United Kingdom-led consortium. The new sequencing of the bread wheat genome, led by the Earlham Institute, identified complete sets of genes and proteins essential to important agronomic traits....[Read more]
New research from The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) suggests that reef fishes eat differently when sharks are around. To avoid unwanted attention from large predators, these fishes may consume less energy-rich food and as a result become ‘leaner’, leading to significant knock-on effects in the reef environment....[Read more]
Researchers at The University of Western Australia in collaboration with The Australian National University have discovered the deadly fungus Parastagonospora nodorum invades wheat plants by producing a herbicide compound (elsinochrome) which kills plant cells when they are exposed to light....[Read more]
Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that a change in a male’s diet can have profound negative effects on sperm quality, and that these effects can influence the quality of his offspring....[Read more]
International collaboration can help combat climate change and WA and Chinese researchers are joining forces to improve climate adaptation strategies and pass on the subsequent benefits to growers.
As part of a A$1.9 million project, The University of Western Australia (UWA) Institute of Agriculture is collaborating with China’s Lanzhou University on a sustainability initiative for dry and cold ecosystems, using west China as a model.
Just under 150 Perth women have contributed to major international
research at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research that has
proved that the new Cervarix vaccine provides broader protection
against cervical cancer.
The Australian pioneering researcher who developed a vaccine to safeguard women against cervical cancer will present the Sir Wallace Kyle Oration at The University of Western Australia next week.
Professor Ian Frazer, 2006 Australian of the Year and Director of the Diamantina Institute of Cancer Immunology and Metabolic Medicine, will address the topic: ‘Cancer, and what we can do to prevent it’, at 6pm on Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at UWA’s Octagon Theatre.