A team from The University of Western Australia has completed a four month research expedition looking for signs of healthy coral reefs in the remote Kimberley. They observed an unexpectedly high number of sharks in the region, suggesting sharks play a key role in regulating the health of coral reefs.
A Perth study, led by researchers from The University of Western Australian, Edith Cowan University, Curtin University and the Western Australian Cohort (Raine) Study has discovered that a significant part of the risk for fatty liver in teenagers is linked to their parent’s health and lifestyle before and during their mother’s pregnancy.
A team of plant biologists and chemists from The University of Western Australia in collaboration with staff from chemical company BASF have used the surprisingly close relationship between plants and malarial parasites to turn a molecule developed for possible malaria treatment into a new herbicide.
Industrial fishing fleets dump nearly 10 million tonnes of good fish back into the ocean every year, according to new joint research by The University of Western Australia and the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Cynthia Kuhn is currently visiting Perth to further develop collaborations and share her expertise. Dr. Kuhn will be presenting at Telethon Kids Institute on 23 June 2017 at 12-1pm. The title of her presentation is "Brain maturation during adolescence and reward / threat systems".
Eight-year-old Hannah Wang, from Western Australia, recently won first prize at an international piano competition that was held in France in April, 2017. Placed in the Age 8 – 12 Category, Hannah performed 10 mins of solo recital music including Three Part Invention No. 11 by Bach, and Sonata Hob XVI/23 (1st Movement) by Haydn and Lark by Glinka.
Screening of lentil genotypes by a global team, including researchers from The University of Western Australia has revealed some significant traits in lentils that will allow the important grain legume to endure increasing global temperatures.