New research led by The University of Western Australia has revealed that one in two patients admitted to hospital with a cardiovascular disease is suffering from multiple chronic medical conditions which required complex treatment. The rate was significantly higher among Aboriginal people, affecting three in four patients.
A ground-breaking virtual reality program created by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (PEB) at The University of Western Australia takes students on an exciting immersive journey through the cells of plants normally too small to be seen and highlights plant research that is contributing to global food security.
New technology to measure ocean waves and currents with greater accuracy than ever before is being deployed off the Albany coast this week, as part of the new Wave Energy Research Centre, an initiative led by The University of Western Australia.
Two female engineering students have just returned from an exciting outreach trip in the Kimberley region as part of the UWA Girls in Engineering (GiE) outreach program.
Both in their third year of an Engineering Science major, Darlene D’Mello (Electrical Engineering) and Aaymen Khan (Software Engineering) were selected to represent UWA at Broome Senior High School from 25-28 June. They shared their passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as help raise aspirations for higher education.
Up to 54 per cent of the high seas fishing industry would be unprofitable without large government subsidies, according to a global research collaboration including The University of Western Australia.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia have discovered male bottlenose dolphins can retain individual vocal labels, or “names”, to help recognise friends and rivals in their social network, much like humans.
A University of Western Australia study has found that although the number of dentists in rural and remote areas increased in recent years, it is still not keeping apace with the growth in demand and there is still a divide between access to dental treatment in cities compared to regional areas.
A global study led by a team from The University of Western Australia and the Marine Biological Association of the UK has found that kelp forests take in more than twice the amount of carbon dioxide than previously thought, which can help mitigate the impact of climate change.
An invention to monitor leukemia cells in the blood, methods to develop better medicines with fewer side-effects and an app to help school students develop skills for the future workplace were big winners at this year’s University of Western Australia IQ Awards.