Termites

Termites help reduce the impact of drought on tropical rainforests

Friday, 11 January 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, the Natural History Museum, London, and the University of Malaysia, Sabah, have discovered termites play a critical role in helping tropical rainforest plants survive drought.

Esi Edugyan

Perth Festival Writers Week to start on 18 February

Friday, 11 January 2019

International headliners prize-winning Nigerian author and poet Ben Okri (below) and Canadian author of Washington Black, Esi Edugyan, will be joined by more than 100 writers, poets and journalists at this year’s Perth Festival Writers Week which runs between 18 - 24 February 2019.

Teenage girl

Women who start periods early are at greater risk of cardiovascular problems

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have conducted a study that has found young women who start having periods early and often have a high body mass index are more prone to cardiovascular problems later in life such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Microscope in a needle

New technology to make brain surgery safer

Thursday, 20 December 2018

A biopsy needle that can help surgeons identify and avoid blood vessels in the brain during surgery has undergone initial tests in humans by a research team from The University of Western Australia, The University of Adelaide and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

Young lives matter

Australians urged to support the mentally vulnerable this Christmas

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

As our thoughts turn to the excitement and fun of the festive season, Young Lives Matter Foundation-UWA  is reminding people to stay closely connected to loved ones, especially those who struggle with mental health.

SIS Graduates

Five female Indigenous students graduate in medicine

Monday, 17 December 2018

Five Indigenous women were among 206 students to graduate as doctors at a ceremony held this week in The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall.

Homeless Healthcare

Curbing the revolving hospital door for homeless patients

Monday, 17 December 2018

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has found many homeless people are trapped in a ‘revolving hospital door’, often not accessing medical care until they are very sick or in crisis. If discharged back to homelessness, the cycle continues, and at Christmas there will be patients in hospital with no home to go to.

Dr Catherine Nguyen

UWA Broadway student wins Australian Medical Association gold medal

Friday, 14 December 2018

A medical student from The University of Western Australia has been presented with a prestigious Australian Medical Association (AMA) Gold Medal.

UWA Oceans Institute provides free resource to schools

Friday, 14 December 2018

Amazing fish facts that help to explain the serious side of Western Australia’s marine environment and why it’s so important to protect it, as well as a species identification guide for young explorers are all in a new book available free to schools.

Four UWA graduates awarded John Monash Scholarships

Friday, 14 December 2018

Four graduates from The University of Western Australia are among 18 young Australians to be awarded prestigious John Monash Scholarships for 2019 at a ceremony held last night at the Sydney Opera House.