Prof Chari Pattiaratchi

New ‘Living Report’ on Australia’s changing oceans

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Over 70 scientists from across 16 different institutions have united to launch a new ‘living document’ that offers unprecedented insight into Australia’s vast and valuable marine estate. 

Combined social distancing measures prove effective in reducing spread of COVID-19

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

New world-leading research by The University of Western Australia has confirmed that social distancing measures such as working from home, self-isolation, and community contact reduction are highly effective in reducing the number of cases of COVID-19.

Flu jab

New program to monitor adverse effects of new vaccines

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

A new Australian pilot program led by The University of Western Australia, in partnership with SmartVax, MedAdvisor and the Queensland University of Technology, will monitor the effects of flu vaccines administered by pharmacists this flu season.

Toilet roll

Tissues, paper towels and wipes can block toilets if flushed

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Waste water engineering researchers from The University of Western Australia have emphasised the importance of only flushing toilet paper down the toilet, instead of using alternatives such as tissues, which could compromise WA’s sewerage infrastructure.

physical distancing

Staying connected while we practise social distancing

Monday, 23 March 2020

With people being asked to limit their contact with others to minimise the spread of COVID-19, a researcher from The University of Western Australia has suggested ways people can ensure they still stay socially connected without face-to-face contact, and look after their mental health.

Coronavirus and breastfeeding

Coronavirus and breastfeeding - UWA researchers clarify the facts

Friday, 20 March 2020

As the COVID-19 virus situation continues to unfold, The University of Western Australia’s lactation research team has put together information to help doctors and health professionals support breastfeeding mothers by outlining the known facts.

Stillbirth

Early care key to preventing stillbirth in migrant women

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia say the key to decreasing stillbirth in Australian women who were born overseas lies in early care and good information provided at the start of pregnancy.

LNG

New centre for LNG and hydrogen research to support future energy exports

Friday, 13 March 2020

The University of Western Australia will lead the new Future Energy Exports Cooperative Research Centre set to position Australia as a global leader in the development and testing of new LNG and Hydrogen technologies.

Bushfire

Scientists uncover how invasive plants gain a head start after fire

Thursday, 12 March 2020

New research from The University of Western Australia has shed light on why some invasive plants make a better comeback after a fire, outstripping native species in the race for resources.

Wheat

Genetic diversity improves yield in hybrid crop varieties

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture and University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute have discovered that high levels of genetic diversity and dominant genes in grain crops such as wheat, barley or rice leads to the production of greater yields in hybrid varieties.