Researchers from The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture and Sultan Qaboos University in Oman have found that the combined application of biochar and zinc can mitigate stress in wheat caused by the heavy metal cadmium.
Cadmium reduces the growth, yield, and zinc concentration in wheat grain due to oxidative stress. Its accumulation in soil can cause significant health risks to humans if it is introduced into the food chain via crops.
A four-year partnership between The University of Western Australia, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) through the MLA Donor Company (MDC) has been launched to coordinate and drive an integrated research and practice change program for the West Australian Beef Industry.
Medical students from the University of Western Australia have returned from their elective clinical placements, where they travelled to vastly different environments to Perth.
During their learning experience, students captured and submitted photography to The Western Australian Medical Students' Society (WAMSS) Elective Photography Competition and twenty students applied for the annual Alan Charters Presentation Awards.
Scientists from The University of Western Australia’s Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) are part of a global team of researchers that has made a surprising discovery, working out how to break quantum limits. The research was published today in the prestigious Nature journal.
The University of Western Australia’s ‘Noisy Guts Project’ that uses acoustic sensing technology to detect gut disorders has been selected as ‘one to watch’ in the inaugural Nature Spinoff Prize Nature Research.
The University of Western Australia has achieved the highest ranking among all Australian universities for five STEM subjects, according to the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Subject.