physical distancing

Staying connected while we practise social distancing

Monday, 23 March 2020

With people being asked to limit their contact with others to minimise the spread of COVID-19, a researcher from The University of Western Australia has suggested ways people can ensure they still stay socially connected without face-to-face contact, and look after their mental health.

Coronavirus and breastfeeding

Coronavirus and breastfeeding - UWA researchers clarify the facts

Friday, 20 March 2020

As the COVID-19 virus situation continues to unfold, The University of Western Australia’s lactation research team has put together information to help doctors and health professionals support breastfeeding mothers by outlining the known facts.

Stillbirth

Early care key to preventing stillbirth in migrant women

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia say the key to decreasing stillbirth in Australian women who were born overseas lies in early care and good information provided at the start of pregnancy.

LNG

New centre for LNG and hydrogen research to support future energy exports

Friday, 13 March 2020

The University of Western Australia will lead the new Future Energy Exports Cooperative Research Centre set to position Australia as a global leader in the development and testing of new LNG and Hydrogen technologies.

Bushfire

Scientists uncover how invasive plants gain a head start after fire

Thursday, 12 March 2020

New research from The University of Western Australia has shed light on why some invasive plants make a better comeback after a fire, outstripping native species in the race for resources.

Wheat

Genetic diversity improves yield in hybrid crop varieties

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture and University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute have discovered that high levels of genetic diversity and dominant genes in grain crops such as wheat, barley or rice leads to the production of greater yields in hybrid varieties.

Perth Biodesign 2019 cohort

UWA initiative supports healthcare innovation and early stage entrepreneurs

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Healthcare innovation in Western Australia has received a boost under a new initiative that will help Australia’s brightest minds in medicine, business, research and engineering develop into medtech entrepreneurs and early stage start-ups.

Bremer Canyon sponges

Deep-sea coral gardens discovered in canyons off Australia's South West

Friday, 28 February 2020

Stunning ‘gardens’ of deep-sea corals have been discovered in the Bremer Canyon Marine Park by Australian and international scientists during an oceanographic expedition aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor.

Drought

Experts warn Australia at risk from drought, rising water levels

Friday, 28 February 2020

Leading water and coastal engineering experts from The University of Western Australia warn one of the biggest risks facing Australia is water security, with some regional towns experiencing water shortage to the point where they are unable to respond to bushfires and coastal areas at risk from rising sea levels.  

Natayla Beer providing motivation to a person using a spin bike

How exercise conditions can shape post-workout food intake

Thursday, 27 February 2020

People who incorporate sprints into their exercise may be more likely to make healthier food choices after their workout, according to a new study by The University of Western Australia and James Cook University.