Fish in coral

Healthy coral reefs need fish mix to survive

Thursday, 21 May 2020

A new study from The University of Western Australia has revealed clear evidence highlighting the importance of fish biodiversity to the health of tropical coral reef ecosystems.

Jo McDonald

Three UWA projects receive $3.1 million in national research funding

Thursday, 21 May 2020

A project that aims to learn more about WA’s ancient past through rock art and climate change in the Dampier Archipelago, research into ways of enhancing wellbeing in Australians and scientists examining community experiences of urban development, have received a combined $3.1 million in research funding from the Federal Government’s Australian Research Council.

Prof Rajeev Varshney with peanut crop

Scientific debate over peanut origin laid to rest

Thursday, 21 May 2020

The peanut originated 450,000 years ago, not 10,000 years ago according to research published in this month’s issue of Nature Genetics. This research is expected to put an end to a year-long scientific debate over the timeline of the cultivated peanut.

The dusty spiral galaxy NGC 4414.

Early disk galaxy puts formation models in a spin

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Published today in Nature, an international team of researchers has observed a massive, rotating disk galaxy just 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang—1.5 billion years earlier in cosmic history than astronomers had expected to find such a galaxy based on previous studies. The research has fuelled debate about how galaxies in the early Universe assembled. 

UWA

UWA health and medical research receives $2.7 million funding boost

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Two University of Western Australia research projects looking to improve health and patient outcomes have received a combined $2.7 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Twin boys

Study shows how our experiences shape who we trust

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

A study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland has examined the basis of trust and what makes some of us trust more readily than others.

Youth with anxiety

Two years on, Young Lives Matter says suicide prediction more important than ever

Monday, 18 May 2020

Mental health researchers at The University of Western Australia’s Young Lives Matter Foundation are moving closer to accurately identifying individuals at greater risk of suicide, so timely support can be directed to safeguard them.

Professor David Pannell

UWA Expert Series - New process uses multiple computer models to manage COVID-19 outbreaks

Friday, 15 May 2020

Australia has relied heavily on computer models during the COVID-19 outbreak and a team of researchers, including those from The University of Western Australia, has developed a new process to harness multiple disease models for outbreak management.

Proteomics graphic

Biological markers under the microscope at new proteomics facility

Thursday, 14 May 2020

A new cutting-edge facility at The University of Western Australia will explore biological markers associated with human health, agriculture (crops and livestock), and the diverse flora and fauna on land and marine environments.

Stroke patient

Study confirms common antidepressant doesn't work as stroke treatment

Thursday, 14 May 2020

A large international trial has confirmed previous findings that a commonly used antidepressant is not effective in supporting the recovery of patients who have had a stroke.