The University of Western Australia's induction into a major group of research-intensive universities has begun with a presentation today by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Acting CEO, Ms Louise Heery.
Asthmatics can breathe easier knowing that local medical researchers at the Lung Institute of Western Australia (LIWA) have contributed to significant research on eosinophils and their importance in regulating asthma and inflammation of the airways.
Two Western Australian researchers were today awarded almost $5 million over five years to study the effects of physical activity on spinal cord injury. Professor Sarah Dunlop is a Professorial Fellow at The University of Western Australia and Associate Professor Garry Allison is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Trauma Physiotherapy at Curtin University of Technology.
Female promiscuity has led to the development of bigger, faster sperm in fish, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia who is the main author of a paper published in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
Western Australian Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall and his University of Western Australia colleague Dr Helen Windsor have joined an international team of researchers to trace human prehistory in the Pacific in a unique way - following in the ‘footsteps' of the common stomach bacterium Professor Marshall swallowed to prove his prize-winning theory.