Chimpanzee with large gonads

Showy male primates have smaller testicles

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Male primates equipped with all the bells and whistles to attract a female mate tend to have smaller gonads, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and University of Zurich.

Sea urchin

Fearless sea urchins stripping underwater forests

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

A new study led by The University of Western Australia and the Centre of Advanced Studies of Blanes in Spain has found that sea urchins’ fear of predators plays a key role in the health of underwater forests, which are declining globally.

Shark Bay dolphin

Marine heatwave proves devastating to Shark Bay dolphins

Monday, 8 April 2019

A study by an international team of marine researchers, including The University of Western Australia, has found dolphin survival and reproductive rates suffered a significant decline following a 2011 marine heatwave affecting around 1,000km of Western Australia’s coastline.

Wendy Erber and Kathy Fuller

Eureka prizewinning researchers win grant with Japan

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Medical researchers from The University of Western Australia have been awarded a Foundation for Australia-Japan Studies (FAJS) grant awarded under the Rio Tinto Australia-Japan Collaborative Program to evaluate a new diagnostic tool for more precise targeting of blood and bone marrow cancers.

UWA to lead world-first LNG futures facility

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

The University of Western Australia will lead the development of the LNG Futures Facility, which will include a world-first microscale Liquefied Natural Gas plant for research and education, following today’s announcement by Premier Mark McGowan at the LNG19 conference in Shanghai.

UWA

UWA scores highly in national research engagement and impact

Friday, 29 March 2019

The University of Western Australia has been recognised in Australia in the Engagement and Impact Assessment 2018-2019 National Report, which provides a national snapshot of how university research translates into real-world benefits for society.

Breastfeeding baby

LactaMap to support GPs caring for breastfeeding mums

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have launched a world-first online lactation care support system called LactaMap to support GPs help patients who have problems breastfeeding.

UWA

UWA recognised for research excellence

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

The University of Western Australia has been recognised in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) National Report and outcomes, improving on its outstanding 2015 results.

Male cricket tasting the chemicals on a female

Male crickets use female scent to rate fertility prospects

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has found that male insects are able to use female scent to assess not only how many eggs she will produce but also the egg-laying potential of their daughters.

Native marsupial helping revive urban bushland in Perth's north

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

A native marsupial population that was successfully relocated to a pocket of urban bushland in the northern suburb of Craigie is now helping to regenerate the bush.