OI team prepare for an expedition of epic proportions

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

While many of us are settling back into the start of the year at work, a team of Oceans Institute researchers are getting ready for a ground-breaking second expedition to the depths of the ocean off Western Australia.

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Seven UWA high achievers awarded Fulbright scholarships

Monday, 20 January 2020

A computer science student who studied how artificial intelligence can be used to solve complex medical problems and an oceanographer researching ways to harness energy during severe weather events are among seven researchers and graduates from The University of Western Australia who have received 2020 Fulbright scholarships.

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New clues in understanding how to prevent food allergies by breastfeeding

Monday, 20 January 2020

Breastfeeding mothers may be encouraged to eat eggs to help prevent babies from developing an egg allergy, according to new studies by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

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Australia’s obesity epidemic leading to increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation are warning that Australia’s obesity epidemic is undermining expert attempts to reduce cardiovascular disease.

Credit National Science Foundation, LIGO, Sonoma State University, A. Simonnet

UWA scientists crunch the numbers on a huge neutron star collision 3.4 times heavier than the sun

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Scientists at The University of Western Australia have contributed to a new study with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) revealing a possible collision of two neutron stars 3.4 times heavier than the sun.

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Study reveals breastfeeding could protect babies from malaria

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

In a world first, researchers from The University of Western Australia have taken the first step towards understanding whether it may be possible for breastfeeding mothers to naturally vaccinate their babies against malaria – one of the world’s deadliest contagious diseases. 

Paula Cartwright taking water samples in Exmouth Gulf

How climate affects coastal waters of Exmouth Gulf

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are a step closer to learning how climate patterns have affected the coastal waters of the Exmouth Gulf with a multi-year study nearing completion.

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Research to understand young people at greatest risk of suicide

Monday, 16 December 2019

The Young Lives Matter Foundation at The University of Western Australia has received $100,000 in community grants to support research to help understand and prevent youth suicide.

Dr Cyril Grueter

Study finds educated people more likely to help a stranger

Friday, 13 December 2019

People from highly educated neighbourhoods are more likely to help a stranger, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and Edith Cowan University.

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Perth scientists to play key role monitoring asteroids close to Earth

Thursday, 12 December 2019

The University of Western Australia has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency to monitor potentially dangerous asteroids that come close to Earth.