Cancer patients living in outer metropolitan areas in Western Australia are more out-of-pocket than their rural counterparts according to a new study by researchers from The University of Western Australia.
University of Western Australia researchers are hopeful local trials of the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine will not only determine if it is an effective way to boost the immune systems of frontline health workers but show whether it can be used as a whole-population COVID-19 protection measure when Australia’s borders are eventually opened again.
An agricultural expert from The University of Western Australia has warned that while Australia is one of the most food secure countries in the world, COVID-19 presents complex challenges for the food security of vulnerable communities and nations where hunger and malnutrition are already common.
COVID-19 has presented new challenges and complexities that may affect the way consumer and business contracts factor in unforeseen circumstances in the future, according to an expert from The University of Western Australia’s Law School.
The University of Western Australia has partnered with Microsoft to rapidly implement new online learning and collaboration solutions, supporting University staff and students working and studying remotely due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
A new autonomous robot developed by engineers at NASA and tested in Antarctica by a team of researchers, including an engineer from The University of Western Australia, is destined for a trip into outer space and could, in the future, search for signs of life in ocean worlds beyond Earth.
The Falkor, the 83-metre-long oceanographic research vessel, was home to a team of international scientists lead by Dr Julie Trotter, an ARC Future Fellow from UWA, on a month long expedition to explore the unchartered depths of the Bremer, Leeuwin, and Perth submarine canyons located off the south west coast of Western Australia.