Diver in marine forests

Deep reefs used as refuge by marine forests

Thursday, 11 June 2020

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has found deep reefs in Western Australia can be used as a refuge by marine forests from the impacts of ocean warming. 

Dr Brid Phillips

UWA Expert Series - Literature as a coping mechanism - waiting for the second wave

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

 UWA School of Allied Health lecturer and former emergency department nurse Dr Brid Phillips says it is important we find effective coping mechanisms to address stress and fear in WA’s frontline health workers who are still “holding their breath” and remain alert and ready in case there is a sudden surge of COVID-19 during the winter period.

Wave Energy Research Centre buoys

UWA expertise to help shape future of Australian oceans

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Five ocean researchers from The University of Western Australia have been selected to join the newly established Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre, a Federal Government initiative which explores the sustainable use of ocean resources to drive economic growth. 

Roslyn

UWA Expert Series - Funding boost for COVID-19 research to support WA health

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Projects led by The University of Western Australia that are focused on developing a greater understanding of the health effects of COVID-19 have received a $1.1 million funding boost through The Department of Health and Western Australian Health Translation Network grants program.

The Lab set-up where the Hazer technology was first developed

UWA research finds new way to make hydrogen

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

A new State Government project to produce renewable hydrogen and graphite from wastewater will use technology created by The University of Western Australia.

Professor Jon Watson

UWA Expert Series - Protest at a safe distance to avoid superspreaders

Monday, 8 June 2020

As life starts to return to normal but the threat of COVID-19 remains, Professor Jon Watson, Executive Dean of UWA's Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, looks at how we balance what we want to do and what we think is important with the health risk to individuals and the State as a whole. His comments follow a spate of protests both locally and worldwide over inequality, human rights and democracy.

Doctor with laptop

UWA researchers to predict suicide risk with artificial intelligence

Monday, 8 June 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are developing a system using artificial intelligence that can predict the likelihood of suicide in individuals most at risk, and assist with clinical decision-making.

Professor Kevin Pfleger

Australian drug chosen for global trial to treat COVID-19

Thursday, 4 June 2020

A drug developed by The University of Western Australia’s spinout company Dimerix will be used in a global trial to treat patients who have Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) as a result of COVID-19.

Julie Lee

Why only half of Australians downloaded the COVIDSafe app

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Australians who have chosen not to download the COVIDSafe app are not as concerned about security and privacy – they just don’t think COVID-19 is severe enough to make them download the app, according to research by The University of Western Australia.

Professor Manfred Beilharz

UWA Expert Series - A few daily drops may have the potential to guard against COVID-19

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Daily low-dose oral interferon in the form of nose drops, lozenges or mouth spray could have a key role to play in protecting pandemic frontline workers by triggering the immune system to constantly run in defence mode, says The University of Western Australia’s pioneering interferon researcher Associate Professor Manfred Beilharz.