Professor Michaela Lucas and clinic nurse Hana Karuppasamy

World-first testing strategy for penicillin

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

New research led by The University of Western Australia will lead to a world-first in testing strategy for penicillin allergy to ensure patients aren’t avoiding taking antibiotics when they don’t need to, as well as preventing more superbugs from emerging.

Luke Thomas

UWA student awarded New Colombo Plan Fellowship

Monday, 25 November 2019

A 19-year-old student from The University of Western Australia who is passionate about how data and economics can be used to tackle global challenges, is the recipient of the prestigious New Colombo Plan ASEAN Fellowship.

Daniel Arthur

UWA scientist leads trial of space robot

Friday, 22 November 2019

A scientist from The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences is leading a team of four researchers to trial a space robot in Antarctica this summer.

Teenage girls exercising

Study finds most Australian teens not doing enough physical activity

Friday, 22 November 2019

Nearly 90 per cent of Australian children aged 11 to 17 are not meeting current recommendations on daily physical activity, according to an international study by researchers at the World Health Organization.

Kelp shredding tropical fish

Tropical fish shredding kelp forests in temperate zones

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Climate change is causing previously temperate oceans to become more tropical with coral reef fish moving south, settling in and changing how things work in their new temperate neighbourhood, according to a study by The University of Western Australia and international researchers.

Bowel cancer kit

The high cost challenge of personalised screening for bowel cancer

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Personalised screening could improve the diagnosis of bowel cancer and re-shape the future of Australia’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP), according to new research at The University of Western Australia.

Scientist involved in the study on cancer cells

Cells lose their ability to share resources as we get older

Thursday, 21 November 2019

A research team led by The University of Western Australia has found that our cells deteriorate and share fewer resources as we age, which can lead to the onset of diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and cancers.

Patient being tested for gestational diabetes

Study finds problems with gestational diabetes test in rural areas

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

A number of pregnant women in rural and remote areas may be missing out on being diagnosed with gestational diabetes due to problems with blood testing, according to new research by The University of Western Australia, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services and member services.

Characeans

Aquatic plants likely to undergo dramatic changes

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Some freshwater plants are expected to undergo radical changes as bicarbonate concentrations increase in lakes due to acidification, deforestation and use of nitrogen fertilisers according to a new study led by The University of Western Australia.

Gouldian Finch (Erythrura gouldiae) grassfinch birds drinking water

DNA may hold the clue to protecting endangered species

Friday, 15 November 2019

A new method for analysing DNA collected from waterways which can help identify endangered bird species has been developed with the help of researchers from The University of Western Australia.