Raine Study participant

Pregnancy stress linked to lower sperm count in male offspring

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Men whose mothers were exposed to stressful life events during the first 18 weeks of pregnancy may have reduced sperm counts when they become adults, according to a new study led by The University of Western Australia.

Pregnant woman

Mentally ill at risk of dangerous pregnancy complication

Thursday, 30 May 2019

New research by Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia has revealed that women with severe mental illness have a greater chance of developing a serious medical complication during pregnancy.

Nina McCarthy

Championing positive mental health in PhD students

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

As a geneticist at the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease, Nina McCarthy has devoted much of her working life to combating psychiatric illnesses.

Sleep

Shift and FIFO workers at high risk of fatigue

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Almost all (97 per cent) shift workers are unable to adjust their body clocks between day and night shifts and are missing out on quality sleep, it was reported at the Royal Perth Hospital Research Foundation’s Pilbara Sleep Health Summit last week.

coral reef

Study finds ocean acidification threatens coral reef systems

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has found the future of the world’s coral reefs is under threat from ocean acidification with many corals unable to adapt to the conditions.

Gluten free

Call for greater transparency in gluten free testing

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

A Coeliac disease expert from The University of Western Australia is calling for greater transparency in the testing of gluten free foods. It comes after reports that some gluten free products contain traces of gluten, potentially dangerous to sufferers of Coeliac disease.

Raising the Bar Perth

World-leading experts take to the stage (and pubs) across Perth

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Western Australians will have the opportunity to hear from leading experts in music, literature, rock art, business, history, engineering, medicine and science during UWA’s Research Impact Series.

Stressed school student

One in seven school students affected by mental health issues

Monday, 20 May 2019

A national survey led by The University of Western Australia has found that mental health disorders affected one in seven students during the previous 12 months, with ADHD and anxiety cited as the most common disorders.

Ship engraving

Pilbara ship engraving may depict British ship Mermaid in 1818

Thursday, 16 May 2019

A team of archaeologists has discovered a depiction of a British naval ship carved onto a boulder on an island in the Dampier Archipelago in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Michael Schaper

Our speaker discusses the policy and research gap between government and academia

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

The common mantra of research-led universities today is twofold: that they are here to advance the frontiers of knowledge and here to serve society. The latter is laudable, for sure, and speaks to a key rationale behind the UWA Public Policy Institute. But what is standing in the way of the best minds working successfully with government, commerce and non-profit organisations? Michael Schaper, a former Australian national regulatory tsar, reflects on the obstacles and suggests that we are headed in the right direction. Shamit Saggar