University of Western Australia

Protein doppelgangers are long-lost cousins

A 60-year-old mystery has been solved by biochemists at The University of Western Australia investigating the origin of a type of digestion-inhibiting proteins thought only to exist in two plant families that contain the ...

dateMar 15, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Minor planet named Bernard

A minor planet in the solar system will officially be known as Bernardbowen from today after Australian citizen science project theSkyNet won a competition to name the celestial body.

dateFeb 17, 2017 in Astronomy
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Research to help fight multi-resistant bacteria

An international collaboration led by scientists from The University of Western Australia has uncovered the three-dimensional molecular structure of a protein, called EptA, which is responsible for multi-drug resistance in ...

dateFeb 15, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Teaching plants to be better spenders

Energy is an all-important currency for plants, and scientists from The University of Western Australia have now calculated the cost of one of their biggest expenses. The knowledge could be a key to creating more energy efficient ...

dateFeb 08, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Smart plants learn new habits

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has demonstrated for the first time that plants can learn about their environment by making links between events, an ability thought to be exclusive to animals.

dateDec 06, 2016 in Biotechnology
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