Premature birth research

Success for premature birth prevention program

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

A preterm birth prevention program led by The University of Western Australia has had success in reducing the rate of early birth in Western Australia.

Professor Wallace Cowling

Bringing genes back from the wild for rapid crop improvement

Monday, 28 November 2016

An international team of researchers from The University of Western Australia, University of New England, the Nordic Genetic Resource Centre, Norway, and the Pig Research Centre, Denmark have developed a revolutionary plant breeding system which will enable breeders to access valuable genes that have been lost through modern breeding programs.

Barry Marshall

UWA Nobel Laureate develops drug to prevent food allergies

Thursday, 24 November 2016

A new drug which “fine tunes” the immune system is being developed to help prevent asthma and allergies to foods such as peanuts and shellfish.

David Coward

UWA Zadko Telescope helps reconstruct 'Barbarian' asteroids

Thursday, 24 November 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Zadko Telescope has been used by an international team to reconstruct the shape of a rare ‘Barbarian’ asteroid (space rock).

CEME offshore expertise extends from the ‘sky to the seabed’

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Researchers from the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering (CEME) are playing a key role in UWA’s new research facility providing R&D expertise for the offshore oil and gas industry.

The $10 million ARC Research Hub for Offshore Floating Facilities is a multi-disciplinary research initiative launched in April 2016.
The aim of the hub is to tackle critical engineering challenges for offshore oil and gas projects by improving designs and operating procedures.

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Business projects win prestigious research grants

Friday, 18 November 2016

Three researchers from the UWA Business School will be undertaking new projects after winning prestigious grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Cannabis plants

Study reveals cannabis users age faster

Monday, 14 November 2016

A study carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia has found significant detrimental effects to the vascular system from smoking cannabis, including early ageing.

Prof Dave Edwards and team assemble the Brassica Pangenome

Breakthrough in genetics advances Brassica crop improvement

Friday, 11 November 2016

An international team of researchers led by The University of Western Australia have made a major breakthrough in understanding the important crop plant Brassica oleracea.

The research, published today in the leading journal Nature Communications has implications for breeding crops with improved nutritional benefits and disease resistance.

Senator Pat Dodson

Report identifies need for change in Indigenous suicide prevention

Thursday, 10 November 2016

A new report led by The University of Western Australia calls on the Federal Government to support a radical overhaul of suicide prevention programs including an Indigenous community-led national prevention plan.

Paul Flatau

Services to support the homeless need alternative funding sources

Thursday, 10 November 2016

A new study carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has found services to support the homeless face an increasingly constrained funding environment that is reliant on government sources of funding.