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Migrant women at risk of stillbirth during first two years in Australia

Friday, 3 April 2020

A study led by The University of Western Australia has found the first two years after arrival in Australia holds the highest risk of stillbirth in migrant women and improving access to healthcare is vital in reducing this.

Charlotte Birkmanis, one of the six UWA semi-finalists

UWA researchers to showcase their science findings live

Friday, 3 April 2020

Six early career researchers from The University of Western Australia researching topics such as how their self-image influences the way leaders lead others and how to stop deadly bacteria from accessing sugar in the body have been selected to present their research at the 2020 FameLab Western Australia semi-final.

The BRUIE robot underwater

Autonomous robot could help in the search for signs of life in space

Friday, 3 April 2020

A new autonomous robot developed by engineers at NASA and tested in Antarctica by a team of researchers, including an engineer from The University of Western Australia, is destined for a trip into outer space and could, in the future, search for signs of life in ocean worlds beyond Earth. 

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New pathway aims to alleviate concerns of year 12 ATAR students

Thursday, 2 April 2020

The University of Western Australia has introduced a new admissions pathway to help Year 12 ATAR students worried about a substantial interruption to their studies due to COVID-19. 

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Rough sleepers in Perth need accommodation to prevent COVID-19 taking hold

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

While Australians are being urged to stay home and self-isolate, more than 100,000 Australians experiencing homelessness are at high risk of COVID-19 because of chronic health conditions and no home in which to isolate.

Trio of allied males credit Dolphin Alliance Project - www.sharkbaydolphins.org

Cooperative male dolphins match the tempo of each other's calls

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia and the University of Bristol has found that when it comes to working together, male dolphins coordinate their behaviour just like us.

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COVID-19 could be a game-changer, as scientists race to develop a vaccine

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

COVID-19 could and should be a game-changer, and may see improvements to global health regulations making vaccines faster to develop, test and introduce in the future, according to an expert in health policy and law from The University of Western Australia.

Left to right: Fiona Moggach, Ms Jahmila Parthenay, Dr Michael Clarke and Ms Mai

Awards and Achievements - March 2020

Monday, 30 March 2020

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

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UWA sanitiser to protect most vulnerable from COVID-19

Friday, 27 March 2020

Some vulnerable groups such as the elderly, small businesses and people in self-isolation from COVID-19 will be provided with hand sanitiser through a new initiative led by The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with UWA’s local Federal MP, Celia Hammond.

Dr Ana M. M. Sequeira

UWA marine researcher chosen to tackle global ocean challenges

Thursday, 26 March 2020

A senior research fellow at The University of Western Australia is one of only two Australians to be awarded a prestigious international grant to address some of the most critical challenges facing the world’s oceans.

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Free program to help kids stay active and healthy at home

Thursday, 26 March 2020

A program run by The University of Western Australia is providing much-needed resources to help children and families remain active during the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

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New criminology course to advance criminal justice research

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Responding to rising interest in crime prevention and the need for more Australian research in the criminal justice sector, The University of Western Australia has launched a new criminology major.  

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PROSH goes digital: available online for the first time ever

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

For the first time ever, The University of Western Australia’s student newspaper PROSH will be sold online to raise money for three local charities.

Combined social distancing measures prove effective in reducing spread of COVID-19

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

New world-leading research by The University of Western Australia has confirmed that social distancing measures such as working from home, self-isolation, and community contact reduction are highly effective in reducing the number of cases of COVID-19.

Flu jab

New program to monitor adverse effects of new vaccines

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

A new Australian pilot program led by The University of Western Australia, in partnership with SmartVax, MedAdvisor and the Queensland University of Technology, will monitor the effects of flu vaccines administered by pharmacists this flu season.

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Tissues, paper towels and wipes can block toilets if flushed

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Waste water engineering researchers from The University of Western Australia have emphasised the importance of only flushing toilet paper down the toilet, instead of using alternatives such as tissues, which could compromise WA’s sewerage infrastructure.

Student diagnosed with COVID-19

Monday, 23 March 2020

The University of Western Australia can confirm a student who recently returned to Perth from overseas exchange has tested positive to COVID-19.

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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.

Dr Mitali Sarkar-Tyson

UWA set to fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Monday, 23 March 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are part of a global research team that is developing ways to slow the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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.