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'Inoculation' messages prevent spread of fake news

Monday, 8 May 2017

An international team of researchers has demonstrated how people can be ‘inoculated’ against misinformation and fake news on topical issues such as climate change.

Professor Martyn French, Dr Laila Abudulai and Dr Sonia Fernandez

Study reveals new insight into susceptibility to pneumonia

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

A new research study of immune responses to pneumococcal vaccines, commonly given to people with compromised immune systems, young children and people over 65, has identified a type of immune cell which is important in generating antibodies that prevent people from developing pneumococcal pneumonia.

Prof Guijun Yan, Prof Jacqui Batley, Prof Dave Edwards and Dr Helen Liu

UWA’s international partnership to enhance global wheat yields

Thursday, 27 April 2017

The University of Western Australia has been awarded a major grant to improve wheat production, in response to rising global demand for food in a changing and variable climate.

The Australian Government will invest $995,724 for this four year project, with an additional $1,552,081 contributed by global partners.

Australia Day underwater speakers a success for RiverLab team

Monday, 24 April 2017

Researchers from UWA’s FutureLab RiverLab team combined science with entertainment on Australia Day in an attempt to explore links between neuroscience and biology.

The team set up a series of underwater speakers at Matilda Bay to allow revellers the chance to listen to music while swimming in the Swan River during Australia Day celebrations.

The music played through 135-Watt Clark Synthesis underwater speakers between the pontoons in Matilda Bay between 3 and 4pm, playing Triple J’s Hottest 100 and other music.

Reef sharks

Declines in sharks drive 'fatter' fish

Thursday, 20 April 2017

New research from The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) suggests that reef fishes eat differently when sharks are around.

Guppies

Poor diet 'reprograms' male sperm to produce smaller offspring

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that a change in a male’s diet can have profound negative effects on sperm quality, and that these effects can influence the quality of his offspring.

Pea in maze

Study reveals plants 'listen' to find sources of water

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

A study led by The University of Western Australia has found plants have far more complex and developed senses than we thought with the ability to detect and respond to sounds to find water, and ultimately survive.

Grain production and food security in China

Grain production and food security in China

Thursday, 6 April 2017

China must balance its grain production in the Northern and Southern regions if it wants to maintain food security and environmental sustainability, according to a study published by researchers from Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University in China and The University of Western Australia.

Chair to present an invited talk at the 2017 RANZCP Congress

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Professor Zepf has been invited to present at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) in Adelaide.

Team members present at Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Congress (DGKJP) in Ulm, Germany

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

 

Janice Wong, lab co-ordinator of the Neurophysiology stream recently presented at the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Congress (DGKJP) in Ulm, Germany.