Galaxy

Scientists measure slow death of the Universe

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

An international team of astronomers studying 200,000 galaxies has measured the energy generated within a large portion of space more precisely than ever before, discovering that it’s only half what it was 2 billion years ago and fading – the Universe is slowly dying.

Melinda Hodkiewicz

New BHP Billiton Research Fellow in Engineering for Remote Operations

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Engineering asset management expert, Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz, has been appointed the new BHP Billiton Research Fellow in Engineering for Remote Operations (ERO) at The University of Western Australia.

Childhood health research

New collaboration offers support for child health research

Monday, 3 August 2015

BrightSpark, the Raine Medical Research Foundation and The University of Western Australia have joined forces to contribute to vital child health research.

UWA computer modelling on MH370 crash site

UWA expert says MH370 search area is consistent with research findings

Friday, 31 July 2015

Scientists at The University of Western Australia say there is a consistency between the current search area at Reunion Island and where debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 could have drifted to, based on their research.

Amy Page

UWA Researcher Amy Page Young Pharmacist of the Year

Friday, 31 July 2015

A PhD student at The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Health and Ageing has been named the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s Young Pharmacist of the Year.

Parasitic plants

How parasitic plants know when to attack

Friday, 31 July 2015

An international team of researchers, including scientists at The University of Western Australia, have discovered how parasitic plants, which steal their nutrients from other living plants, have evolved with the ability to detect and attack their hosts.

Soil sampling

Nitrogen loss in soils unearthed

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have challenged the current understanding about which microorganisms carry out important nitrogen transformations in semi-arid agricultural soils.


Professor Laco Mucina

UWA Project to tap into millions of years of plant history

Thursday, 23 July 2015

A new project being carried out by The University of Western Australia will look at ‘plant communities’ that took millions of years to assemble, to try to understand the mechanisms allowing them to persist for such a long time.

Blue shrimp light

Shrimp’s ‘scary’ blue light helps scientists

Thursday, 23 July 2015

An enzyme squirted out of deep sea shrimp causing a bright blue burst to scare away predators is the key to innovative scientific work to develop new therapies for serious human diseases.

Alistair Forrest

Research into human body cell behaviour reveals interesting results

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Researchers from Western Australia, Japan and Germany have collaborated to create the first map of cell-to-cell communication between the hundreds of cell types which make up our bodies.

The work which was published today in Nature communications has revealed for the first time that there are literally hundreds of messages passed between any two cell types.