Perth Festival

Perth Festival makes a big impact on our State

Monday, 11 June 2018

A new report has confirmed Perth Festival’s significant positive impact on Western Australia’s social, cultural and economic life.

Bottle nosed dolphins

Dolphin name game reveals complex relationships

Friday, 8 June 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have discovered male bottlenose dolphins can retain individual vocal labels, or “names”, to help recognise friends and rivals in their social network, much like humans.

Dental patient

Research finds divide in dental health accessibility between city and regional areas

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

A University of Western Australia study has found that although the number of dentists in rural and remote areas increased in recent years, it is still not keeping apace with the growth in demand and there is still a divide between access to dental treatment in cities compared to regional areas.

Blood test

New test can predict diabetic kidney disease before it occurs

Monday, 4 June 2018

A new test developed by researchers from The University of Western Australia that can reliably predict the onset of diabetic kidney disease up to four years in advance has been given the green light for use.

Role of kelp forests in mitigating climate change under threat

Role of kelp forests in mitigating climate change under threat

Monday, 4 June 2018

A global study led by a team from The University of Western Australia and the Marine Biological Association of the UK has found that kelp forests take in more than twice the amount of carbon dioxide than previously thought, which can help mitigate the impact of climate change.

Honey bee

Research into antibacterial properties of honey showcased at conference

Friday, 25 May 2018

A project studying Western Australian honey for antibacterial properties that could be used in human health products has uncovered some surprising results.

UWA Vice-Chancellor and WUN Executive Director John Hearn

Worldwide Universities Network brings top global academic talent to Perth

Friday, 25 May 2018

Close to 200 academics, university leaders and researchers from across the world are meeting at The University of Western Australia in Perth this week to celebrate their efforts towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to determine the next steps in tackling these and other global issues.

Vaccination

Non-vaccinators just want to fit in

Thursday, 24 May 2018

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has revealed parents’ choices about whether to vaccinate their children are largely influenced by their social networks, with parents often left feeling either validated or marginalised within their communities.

Fraser Bransby

Dr Fraser Bransby apppointed Fugro Chair in Geotechnics

Friday, 18 May 2018

Leading geotechnical engineer, Dr Fraser Bransby, has been appointed Fugro Chair in Geotechnics at The University of Western Australia’s Oceans Graduate School (OGS) within the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.

Fossil

Fossil discovery paints new picture of the history of our ocean

Friday, 18 May 2018

A global research team including scientists from The University of Western Australia has discovered sea lily (isocrinid crinoids) fossils, providing new evidence the species lived in shallow water in the Southern Hemisphere millions of years longer than previously thought.