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Road safety launch

$4.6 million research centre to help improve safety on WA roads

Thursday, 5 December 2019

A new centre to carry out road safety research is being established at The University of Western Australia, which has been awarded the State Government’s $4.6 million road safety research contract for the next five years with support from the Road Safety Commission.

Great Southern Reef

Great Southern Reef recognised internationally for biodiversity

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Australia’s Great Southern Reef has been named Mission Blue’s newest ‘Hope Spot’ – a special place that’s critical to maintaining the health of our oceans – thanks to a PhD researcher at The University of Western Australia.

UWA's Joshua Mylne shaking hands with Philippe Herve, CEO of Nexgen Plants

New collaboration to help fight growing herbicide resistance

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have teamed up with Queensland-based plant healthcare company Nexgen Plants to help combat Australia’s growing herbicide resistance problem.

North Melbourne House exterior

Awards and Achievements - December 2019

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

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

Professor Cheryl Praeger

UWA researchers awarded $12.2 million in federal funding

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Prime Minister’s Prize for Science winner Professor Cheryl Praeger is among several researchers at The University of Western Australia to be awarded $12.2 million in Federal Government funding for 27 projects.

Ghost bat

Understanding ghost bat diet key to protecting the endangered species

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Endangered ghost bats in the Pilbara eat more than 46 species of animals from small mammals, to birds, reptiles and amphibians, research led by The University of Western Australia has revealed.

Blue shark

Rezone marine parks to help conserve sharks

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

A lack of habitat protection is hindering our ability to manage the conservation of endangered open-ocean sharks in Australian waters, according to new research by The University of Western Australia.

Gecko

Action plan to save snakes and lizards from extinction

Monday, 2 December 2019

A team of scientists, including researchers from The University of Western Australia, has produced an action plan to help stop the decline of Australian lizards and snakes, particularly those recently assessed as threatened species.

Butterfly

Cutting-edge protein biomarker analysis facility for WA

Monday, 2 December 2019

Bioplatforms Australia, The University of Western Australia and Proteomics International have combined forces to launch a cutting-edge facility to explore biological markers affecting medicine, agriculture, the environment and marine world.

Let Every Stage Advance book launch

Let Every Stage Advance: Politicians Think 2034

Friday, 29 November 2019

The University of Western Australia Public Policy Institute (UWA PPI) today launched its latest publication, Let Every Stage Advance: Policy Ideas for Australia’s Fiftieth Parliament, at Parliament House in Canberra.

Tiebacks

New research lab positions WA as global energy hub leader and creates jobs

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Premier Mark McGowan has praised The University of Western Australia (UWA) and industry partners for a joint research laboratory that will position Western Australia as a global energy hub leader, stimulating the economy and creating jobs.

Professor Michaela Lucas and clinic nurse Hana Karuppasamy

World-first testing strategy for penicillin

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

New research led by The University of Western Australia will lead to a world-first in testing strategy for penicillin allergy to ensure patients aren’t avoiding taking antibiotics when they don’t need to, as well as preventing more superbugs from emerging.

Somerville cinema

Summer of cinema delights at UWA

Monday, 25 November 2019

Lotterywest Films is bringing the best in world cinema under the stars for another summer at the UWA Somerville auditorium.

Luke Thomas

UWA student awarded New Colombo Plan Fellowship

Monday, 25 November 2019

A 19-year-old student from The University of Western Australia who is passionate about how data and economics can be used to tackle global challenges, is the recipient of the prestigious New Colombo Plan ASEAN Fellowship.

Daniel Arthur

UWA scientist leads trial of space robot

Friday, 22 November 2019

A scientist from The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences is leading a team of four researchers to trial a space robot in Antarctica this summer.

Teenage girls exercising

Study finds most Australian teens not doing enough physical activity

Friday, 22 November 2019

Nearly 90 per cent of Australian children aged 11 to 17 are not meeting current recommendations on daily physical activity, according to an international study by researchers at the World Health Organization.

Kelp shredding tropical fish

Tropical fish shredding kelp forests in temperate zones

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Climate change is causing previously temperate oceans to become more tropical with coral reef fish moving south, settling in and changing how things work in their new temperate neighbourhood, according to a study by The University of Western Australia and international researchers.

Bowel cancer kit

The high cost challenge of personalised screening for bowel cancer

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Personalised screening could improve the diagnosis of bowel cancer and re-shape the future of Australia’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP), according to new research at The University of Western Australia.

Scientist involved in the study on cancer cells

Cells lose their ability to share resources as we get older

Thursday, 21 November 2019

A research team led by The University of Western Australia has found that our cells deteriorate and share fewer resources as we age, which can lead to the onset of diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and cancers.

Patient being tested for gestational diabetes

Study finds problems with gestational diabetes test in rural areas

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

A number of pregnant women in rural and remote areas may be missing out on being diagnosed with gestational diabetes due to problems with blood testing, according to new research by The University of Western Australia, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services and member services.