Field pea

First pea genome to help improve crops of the future

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

A global team including scientists from The University of Western Australia has assembled the first genome of the field pea, which provides insight into how the legume evolved and will help aid future improvements of the crop.

Amazon forest

Forest loss in Brazil contributing to rising temperatures

Monday, 2 September 2019

A global team of scientists including researchers from The University of Western Australia and the United States has found deforestation in the Brazilian Amazaon-Cerrado region is causing temperatures to rise in areas as far as 50km away from deforestation sites.

2019 Robson and Robertson Award winners

Oceans Institute announces 2019 Robson and Robertson Award recipients

Friday, 30 August 2019

Thirteen talented young marine students from The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute today received a major boost to support their doctorate research.

Eureka Prize winning team

Leading eye research team wins Eureka Prize

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Researchers at the Lions Eye Institute have won a prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prize for developing a highly effective strategy to improve the management of one of the most common viral infections caused by cytomegalovirus, following transplantation.

Image of space

UWA experts seeking to unlock mysteries of universe

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Two physicists from The University of Western Australia are among a big team of Australian and international researchers to tackle one of the greatest scientific questions: what is the nature of dark matter.

Patient and doctor

Self-reported allergies are leading to an increase in super bugs

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Ninety per cent of people who self-report an allergy are avoiding taking certain antibiotics which is restricting prescription choices for doctors to treat infections and leading to the emergence of super bugs in Australia.

Mine-site rehabilitation

Report aims to improve best practice in mine rehabilitation

Thursday, 29 August 2019

A first-of-its-kind report led by The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute aims to improve mining industry practice of how to define and measure successful mine-site rehabilitation criteria.

Forrest Fellows

Medical researcher and physicist awarded Forrest Fellowships

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

A medical researcher developing ways to improve the treatment of brain tumours in children and a physicist who hopes to create the world’s first laser link in WA for use in space missions are recipients of prestigious 2020 Forrest Fellowships.

Dr Nicholas

Pole dancing popularity on the rise

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Research from The University of Western Australia has found that although there is still a stigma associated with pole dancing, the activity is quickly growing in popularity in Australia with many women finding great benefits for their mental and physical health.

Clinical support

Rural areas desperate for more local mental health services

Monday, 26 August 2019

A study led by the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia and involving The University of Western Australia has revealed many people living in remote and rural areas have unmet mental health needs and often only seek help when they reach crisis point.