Rachael Zemek, recipient of the 2018 Geoffrey Kennedy Convocation Postgraduate R

UWA research aims to improve immune therapy for cancer treatment

Thursday, 11 October 2018

A student from The University of Western Australia is undertaking innovative research which could have important benefits for cancer patients.

Rachael Zemek, who is in the fourth year of a Doctor of Philosophy, has identified the immunological pathways responsible for a successful anti-tumour immune response, which may then be targeted to improve response rates.

Convocation IQX Fellowship 2018 recipient Dr Rafael Medeiros de Souza

Industry and Innovation Engagement: Convocation IQX Fellowship Winners 2018

Thursday, 11 October 2018

The Convocation of UWA Graduates has recognised and awarded two UWA graduates for their entrepreneurial contributions to international innovation.

Ten telescopes on display at UWA Farm Ridgefield

All welcome to stargaze on UWA farm

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

The University of Western Australia’s Farm Ridgefield, near Pingelly, is welcoming the wider community to explore the night sky at the Pingelly Astrofest on Saturday, 20 October.

Common kelp

Great Southern Reef to lose huge seaweed habitat to ocean warming

Monday, 1 October 2018

Research into the future of Australia’s “other reef” – the Great Southern Reef – shows that even under the most optimistic carbon emission scenarios, ocean warming is likely to cause substantial loss of critical habitat-forming seaweeds by 2100.

Native shrubs the new superfeed for livestock

Native shrubs the new superfeed for livestock

Monday, 1 October 2018

A decade of research on native forage shrubs by The University of Western Australia and collaborators has found a multitude of benefits, suggesting native shrubs could be the new superfeed for livestock.

Dolphin's overhead

Dolphins understand their partner's role in cooperative tasks

Thursday, 20 September 2018

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the United States-based Dolphin Research Center shows that bottlenose dolphins not only cooperate with each other, but can do so with precise behavioural coordination never before demonstrated in nonhuman animals.

Large-Magellanic-Cloud

Magellanic Clouds duo may have been a trio

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Two of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way – the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds – may have had a third companion, astronomers believe.

White snub-nosed monkey in Yunan

New research warns of primate extinction in China

Monday, 17 September 2018

Up to 80 per cent of China’s primate species are at risk of extinction according to a new study by a group of international primatologists including The University of Western Australia.

In the Zone

Space exploration focus for conference

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Australia’s strategy with its Indo-Pacific partners to secure space, maintain the space environment and enhance earth observation capabilities will form the foundation of an international conference, hosted by the Perth USAsia Centre in collaboration with The University of Western Australia. 

WA prison

In-prison justice addresses harm of crime to keep communities safer

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

A researcher from The University of Western Australia believes that a restorative justice approach in prisons will play a key role in in prompting prisoners to behave in morally acceptable ways before and after their release.