Surgery

Funding to investigate reducing the risk of surgical infection

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

A team of surgeons from across Australia including researchers from The University of Western Australia has been awarded more than $780,000 from the Federal Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to investigate the causes of surgical infections and train the next generation of surgical researchers.

Environment and population key to reducing child deaths in Africa

Monday, 7 October 2019

An international study led by The University of Western Australia and Flinders University has found children under the age of five in Africa are more likely to die than those in wealthy countries due to a degraded environment and increasing population density.

Dresser Formation in the Pilbara

Ancient rock remains reveal signs pointing to earliest life on Earth

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Ancient rock remains in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia hold the key to analysing some of the earliest signs of life on Earth, according to a new study by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with a global team of scientists.

Mining

National consortium on mine closure passes first hurdle

Thursday, 26 September 2019

A proposed Cooperative Research Centre for Transformations in Mining Economies (CRC-TiME) is one step closer as one of only six proposed centres to progress to Stage 2 in Round 21 of the Australian Government’s CRC Program.

Ocean plastic

Andrew Forrest calls for plastic waste to become a cashable commodity

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Business leader, philanthropist and UWA PhD candidate Andrew Forrest has called for a voluntary contribution on fossil fuel-derived plastic, in a bid to stop up to eight million tons of plastic being dumped in the world’s oceans each year.

Overland flow in a patchily vegetated landscape, in Ocotillo, California

Machine learning aims to improve water management in dryland agricultural ecosystems

Monday, 23 September 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the University of California have developed a new machine-learning tool that will improve the management, restoration and irrigation of rangeland areas used for grazing.

Young Tall Poppy Awards

Researchers recognised in Young Tall Poppy Awards

Friday, 20 September 2019

Three researchers from The University of Western Australia and its affiliate Telethon Kids Institute have been recognised in this year’s WA Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

Coral samples in tanks of water

Super corals adapt well to cold but struggle with warming oceans

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Super corals from extreme reefs can acclimatise to temperatures much lower than their natural environment but struggle to cope with their home reefs becoming hotter due to climate change, according to a global research team led by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at The University of Western Australia.

Mark Jennings

Weight loss program expands as waistlines shrink

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Bibra Lake resident Mark Jennings is putting out the call for more men to get involved in The University of Western Australia’s innovative community weight loss initiative for men, MAN v FAT Soccer.

The Barrow Island meeting centre archaeological display

Sharing archaeological insights with Barrow Island's workforce

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Fly-in, fly-out workers on Barrow Island are taking advantage of a unique opportunity to learn about the remarkable history of their workplace thanks to a collaboration between Chevron Australia and The University of Western Australia.