Brain

Can being born blind protect people from schizophrenia?

Friday, 15 February 2019

A study carried out by The University of Western Australia has provided compelling evidence that congenital/early cortical blindness – that is when people are blind from birth or shortly after - is protective against schizophrenia.

UWA

Four EMS Projects Successful in the inaugural round of Communities of Practice

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Four projects lead by staff members from The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences have been successful in the inaugural round of the UWA Communities of Practice initiative.

Professor Tim Inglis

Researchers speed up detection of blood infection

Monday, 11 February 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have developed a new method of detecting blood infection that they hope will dramatically speed up diagnosis and treatment of severe infection.

Success for UWA Winthrop Professor of Marketing, Jill Sweeney, at the ANZMAC Conference 2018

Friday, 25 January 2019

UWA Winthrop Professor of Marketing, Jill Sweeney, was recently awarded the ANZMAC Distinguished Researcher of the Year Award at the 2018 ANZMAC Conference Gala Awards Dinner, hosted by the University of Adelaide at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Wednesday 5 December 2018.

Centre for Energy hosts a renewable hydrogen industry engagement workshop

Friday, 18 January 2019

The UWA Centre for Energy held a one-day workshop on Renewable Hydrogen Industry Engagement on Wednesday 16 January 2018.

Jesse Santoso working with the plasma reactor.

Dr Jesse Santoso joins Centre for Energy

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr Jesse Santoso to the UWA Centre for Energy as a Research Associate in January 2019.

Termites

Termites help reduce the impact of drought on tropical rainforests

Friday, 11 January 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, the Natural History Museum, London, and the University of Malaysia, Sabah, have discovered termites play a critical role in helping tropical rainforest plants survive drought.

Teenage girl

Women who start periods early are at greater risk of cardiovascular problems

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have conducted a study that has found young women who start having periods early and often have a high body mass index are more prone to cardiovascular problems later in life such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Medical researchers awarded $10.8m in Federal funding

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $10.8 million in Federal Government funding to tackle issues ranging from new life support systems for preterm babies, to respiratory diseases in children and how genetic background influences the development of mesothelioma.

ARC Research Grants

EMS Awarded $6.4M in Research Funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC)

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Researchers from The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) have been awarded $6.54 million in funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) for 16 projects across Engineering, Mathematics and Physics. This represents an outstanding achievement from our researchers, who have scooped half of the awarded projects to the University of Western Australia (UWA).