Child being vaccinated

Governments urged to adopt compensation for rare vaccine injury

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Research led by The University of Western Australia has found that that most countries with mandatory childhood vaccination policies don’t have no-fault vaccine injury compensation schemes to care for rare victims of vaccines.

Rajeev Varshney in chickpea field

Breakthrough in high-yield drought-resilient chickpeas

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

A global study led by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and involving scientists from The University of Western Australia has identified genes that can be used to develop drought and heat tolerant chickpeas.

Professor Dawn Freshwater

Times Higher Education interview with Professor Dawn Freshwater

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

This article is reprinted with the permission of Times Higher Education. It was published online on Thursday 18 April 2019.

Ocean rubbish

What's happened to all the plastic rubbish in the Indian Ocean?

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that although the Indian Ocean is the world’s biggest dumping ground for plastic waste, nobody seems to know where it goes.

UWA researchers helping Australian sheep producers tackle high-oestrogen clovers

UWA researchers helping Australian sheep producers tackle high-oestrogen clovers

Monday, 15 April 2019

A team of researchers at The University of Western Australia are working together with farmers to tackle an issue which could have a devastating impact on Australian sheep producers.

Diseased knee

New therapy needed for two forms of painful joint condition

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

A new collaborative study led by The University of Western Australia has found that a painful joint condition called arthrofibrosis that can result from traumatic injury or surgery may come in two forms which should be treated separately.

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.