David Coward

Major astronomical discovery sees neutron stars collide

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have helped usher in a new dawn of astronomy by assisting with the detection of one of the greatest phenomena ever witnessed in astronomy: the collision of two neutron stars 120 million light-years away.

Diabetes research

Recognising monogenic diabetes is vital for its management

Monday, 16 October 2017

Distinguishing monogenic diabetes in the young – that is, a rare type of diabetes caused by a single genetic mutation relatively early in life — from other types of diabetes, is crucial for appropriate therapies, prognosis and family screening, according to research that has been published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Sleep researcher with patient

Sleep disorders and stroke research to benefit from NHMRC funding

Monday, 16 October 2017

Treating sleep disorders, improving the mental health of Australian young people and reducing and preventing the incidence of stroke are among the research projects at The University of Western Australia to receive almost $4 million in funding through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) fellowship schemes.

Chimpanzee in Rwanda

Chimps could hold key to good gut health

Friday, 13 October 2017

The gut health of our closest genetic relative, the chimpanzee, will be examined in a study by The University of Western Australia.

Star image

Scientists discover more about the ingredients for star formation

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Astronomers have shed fresh light on the importance of hydrogen atoms in the birth of new stars.

Dr Bede Mickan

Compost and clay can ameliorate impact of water stress in agricultural soils

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Applying compost and clay to soil can improve constraints such as water stress in sandy agricultural soils, according to a study published by researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Teaching awards

UWA teachers recognised for outstanding contribution to student learning

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Three teachers from The University of Western Australia are among some of Australia’s finest university educators recognised in the Federal government’s 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching, Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

Laura Boykin with Cassava Virus Action Project team

Portable DNA sequencers help African farmers fight crop disease

Monday, 18 September 2017

Scientists at The University of Western Australia are using new portable DNA sequencing technology for the first time in East Africa to help farmers fight the devastating impact of crop disease.

Prof Siddique receives Global Research Leadership Award

UWA Professor recognised for global leadership in agriculture research

Monday, 18 September 2017

The University of Western Australia’s Hackett Professor of Agriculture Kadambot Siddique has been recognised on the international stage for his global contribution to dryland agriculture.

Fiona Mayne

International award for early childhood researcher

Friday, 8 September 2017

A researcher from UWA’s Graduate School of Education has won the 2017 European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) Student Research Award.