WA research to help farmers make more informed decisions

WA research to help farmers make more informed decisions

Monday, 12 November 2018

A new partnership involving UWA will see vast amounts of WA agricultural data collected and analysed, at an unprecedented scale, to help farmers make more informed decisions.

Success for UWA female engineering students at NASA Space Apps Challenge 2018

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences celebrates the success of USafe, a team of three UWA female engineering students who recently took part in the third annual NASA Space Apps Perth hackathon, on 20-21 October. 

Vechur is the smallest breed of cattle averaging 50-130kg and 61-90cm respective

Dwarf cattle breeds make cool cows

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Dwarf cattle breeds are better adapted to high temperatures according to research published by an international team including researchers from The University of Western Australia. The findings are important for developing climate-ready cattle.

Dr Ben Jackson

UWA sports scientist named Young Tall Poppy of the Year

Monday, 29 October 2018

A sports scientist with a passion for improving the physical and mental health of people of all ages has been named Western Australia’s Young Tall Poppy of the Year.

Dr Harriet Paterson with nurdles

Volunteers needed to collect plastic pellets from South Coast

Friday, 26 October 2018

The University of Western Australia’s Albany Campus is seeking volunteers to collect tiny plastic pellets, known as ‘nurdles’, which have washed up on the South Coast after a massive spill off the South African coast in October last year.

Dr Crystal LaFlamme and Associate Professor Marco Fiorentini

Life cycle of sulphur predicts location of valuable minerals

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia and two Canadian universities has applied a first-of-its-kind technique that measures the long-term life cycle of sulphur, helping to explain the preferential location of high-value mineral deposits at the edges of ancient continents.

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Study compares mandatory vaccination across five countries

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

A study led by The University of Western Australia has compared different mandatory vaccination policies across five countries – Australia, France, Germany, Italy, and the US (the states of California and Washington) – to better understand the conditions informing the adoption of the policies and how they motivate people to vaccinate.

Researcher Dr Jessica Terrill

UWA awarded $490,000 to research muscular dystrophy drug

Friday, 12 October 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded $490,000 by Duchenne UK to investigate the use of an amino acid commonly used in energy drinks as a treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

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People affected by mental health at higher risk of poor dental outcomes

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia say more needs to be done to help improve the quality of dental health care for people who are affected by mental health issues.

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.