Fiona Mayne

UWA awards and achievements in August 2017

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Markus Schlaich

World-first hypertension treatment a success

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have taken a step forward in the fight against high blood pressure after the first human trials of a ground-breaking treatment produced successful results.

Andrew Whitehouse

Autism researcher awarded prestigious Eureka Award

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Leading autism researcher, Professor Andrew Whitehouse from The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute, has been awarded the most prestigious award in the country for young researchers – the 3M Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science for 2017.

Autism study

Computer algorithm links facial masculinity to autism

Friday, 25 August 2017

A link between masculine facial features and autism has been discovered by researchers from The University of Western Australia, Telethon Kids Institute and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.

Jo McDonald

Ancient Australia in the spotlight at UWA Research Week

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Find out about the global significance of WA’s unique rock art, experience the wonders of the night sky, learn about ancient Indigenous songs from the Pilbara or help choose the winner as students are challenged to outline their research in only three minutes during The University of Western Australia’s Research Week.

Fitbit for the brain

Getting the best out of our brains

Monday, 21 August 2017

Student innovators and graduates from The University of Western Australia are developing a headset that can monitor human brain waves and stimulate the brain to improve concentration and boost the brain’s performance.

Professor Aleksandra Filipovska

Faulty gene linked to obesity in adults

Friday, 18 August 2017

Groundbreaking new research linking obesity and metabolic dysfunction to a problem in the energy generators in cells has been published by researchers from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and The University of Western Australia.

Brassica Sclerotinia Resistance Crosses in Himalyas

Resistance to major fungal disease in oilseed crops now possible

Friday, 18 August 2017

In a world first, researchers from The University of Western Australia in collaboration with Punjab Agricultural University in India have found the key to resistance to Sclerotinia stem rot, a major fungal disease in Brassica oilseed crops globally.

Starfish

275 million-year-old starfish fossil found in Western Australia

Monday, 14 August 2017

A research team led by The University of Western Australia has discovered a 275 million-year-old fossilised starfish-like creature in the north-west town of Gascoyne Junction.

Test tubes

New drug to benefit cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have developed an innovative approach to prevent one of the most serious side-effects of chemotherapy, known as myelosuppression.