Fogarty Foundation Scholars

WA's brightest awarded Fogarty Foundation Scholarships

Friday, 24 February 2017

Eleven of the State's highest-achieving students have accepted UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships to study at The University of Western Australia.

Katharina Belt

Tiny mutation makes plants less resistant to stressful conditions

Friday, 24 February 2017

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have identified a tiny mutation in plants that can influence how well a plant recovers from stressful conditions, and ultimately impact a plant’s survival.

Dr Shanta Barley

New study finds overfishing of sharks may have already impacted our coral reefs

Thursday, 23 February 2017

A study by marine biologists at The University of Western Australia has found that fishing by Indonesian shark hunters may have resulted in changes to fish communities on a major reef off Western Australia’s North-West coast.

Rural students

Record intake of medical students to help WA's remote doctor shortage

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

The University of Western Australia has welcomed its largest intake of students from rural Western Australia this year into its Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences which will help WA's rural doctor shortage.

Medical Library

UWA celebrates medical school’s 60th with $7 million upgrade

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The University of Western Australia will celebrate 60 years of medical teaching and research excellence by investing $7 million in a new state-of-the-art teaching and learning facility.

Students show heart in organ donation initiative

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

In an Australian first, The University of Western Australia will trial a new online initiative aimed at increasing the number of people registering to become organ donors.

Planet Bernard

Minor planet named Bernard

Friday, 17 February 2017

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.

Research to help fight multi-resistant bacteria

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

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 many disease-causing bacteria.

Needle

Microscope-in-a-needle licensed for commercialisation

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

UWA’s award winning invention, a miniaturised optical imaging probe known as the microscope-in-a-needle, has been licensed to Miniprobes Pty Ltd. so it can be developed and commercialised for use by surgeons.

Cholesterol

Researchers find new way to study cholesterol distribution and movement

Monday, 13 February 2017

An international team of researchers has developed a new way of visualizing the distribution of cholesterol in cells and tissues. Their studies, which provide unique insights into the movement of cholesterol into and out of cells, could eventually lead to new therapies for cardiovascular disease.