Dr Jennifer Walsh

World-first cannabis trial looks to treat insomnia

Monday, 30 April 2018

In a world-first study, researchers at The University of Western Australia will examine the effect medicinal cannabis has on adults suffering from chronic insomnia.

The business of honey

Thursday, 26 April 2018

The business of honey will be the focus of an upcoming Hackathon to address challenges facing the honey industry and explore markets for valuable, but largely untapped honey bee products.

Albany Wave Energy Centre announced

Albany to become global leader in wave energy

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

The Great Southern is one step closer to becoming a global leader in marine renewable energy after the Albany Visitor Centre was announced as the location for the Wave Energy Research Centre.

Dementia Funding

UWA researchers awarded $2.5 million for dementia prevention

Monday, 23 April 2018

A research team led by Dr Kate Smith at The University of Western Australia has been awarded $2.5 million in federal funding to reduce the prevalence of dementia in Aboriginal Australians.

Dr Joost Lesterhuis

New collaboration to improve treatments for cancer patients

Monday, 23 April 2018

The University of Western Australia has entered a new collaboration with Douglas Pharmaceuticals, building on the work of researchers from UWA and the Telethon Kids Institute, to develop immunotherapy treatments for cancer.

Wheat

Modern science shows Roman wheat farming advice was highly accurate

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Plant biologists from The University of Western Australia have made an important discovery about rising temperatures and wheat crops - and subsequently learned that the Romans suspected the effect more than 2000 years ago.

Law Building

UWA and Corrs launch AI legal collaboration

Thursday, 19 April 2018

A special pro bono collaboration to help prepare law students for the increasing influence of artificial intelligence in the practice of law -  while at the same time benefiting the Australian not-for-profit sector  - has been announced by Australia’s leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and The University of Western Australia.

Leadership camp

Leadership camp set to inspire Indigenous students

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

School holidays got off to an educational start when nearly 40 Indigenous Year 12 students from remote areas of Western Australia arrived in Perth to get a taste of university life.

Dr Seyhan Yazar

Combing the human genome for the roots of hair colour

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are part of an international team of 45 scientists from seven countries that has identified the genes that determine hair colour.

Earth crust

Earth’s oldest crust exposed in East Pilbara

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Queensland University of Technology have unveiled how the Australian continent formed and evolved long before the evolution of the Earth’s present day tectonic plates.