There are indications that the general public’s scientific literacy may have improved in recent months due to a strong desire to keep up with the latest on COVID-19 and this may be having an impact on both our heroes and the power of social media influencers, according to researcher from UWA.
Scientists from The University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Science are part of a global team that is developing a new DNA test for COVID-19, which can provide faster and more detailed results than other tests.
Experts from The University of WA are eager to start work on trying to determine how to ensure the WA public fully embraces any new COVID-19 vaccine that is discovered and that the uptake is high enough to protect the community.
A researcher from The University of Western Australia who is examining how a person’s self-identity influences the way they lead others has been selected to present her research at the 2020 FameLab national final.
The University of Western Australia has contributed nine top researchers to a taskforce of more than 100 experts across the Group of Eight (Go8) Universities that has today released a Roadmap to Recovery report, designed to help the Federal Government plot the best path through COVID-19.
A team of scientists from The University of Western Australia’s School of Psychological Science has launched a study to understand the mental health effects of physical isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study is a joint initiative between The University of Western Australia, the Forrest Research Foundation, and the Minderoo Foundation.
Cancer patients living in outer metropolitan areas in Western Australia are more out-of-pocket than their rural counterparts according to a new study by researchers from The University of Western Australia.
Social distancing is teaching communities to find new ways to stay socially connected, yet physically distant migrant families have long learnt how to stay close according to researchers from The University of Western Australia.
University of Western Australia researchers are hopeful local trials of the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine will not only determine if it is an effective way to boost the immune systems of frontline health workers but show whether it can be used as a whole-population COVID-19 protection measure when Australia’s borders are eventually opened again.
Lessons about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from Australia’s emergency workers and bushfire fighters indicate it is essential frontline healthcare workers, as much as possible, be given adequate time to process, rest and recover after each shift caring for COVID-19 patients, according to The University of Western Australia’s mental health researcher Associate Professor David Lawrence.