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Research helps understand group relationships in gorillas

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

A study by researchers from The University of Western Australia has found that the behaviour between groups of African mountain gorillas is very much influenced by the strong, life-long bonds they form with members of their group.

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Magellanic Clouds duo may have been a trio

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Two of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way – the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds – may have had a third companion, astronomers believe.

White snub-nosed monkey in Yunan

New research warns of primate extinction in China

Monday, 17 September 2018

Up to 80 per cent of China’s primate species are at risk of extinction according to a new study by a group of international primatologists including The University of Western Australia.

In the Zone

Space exploration focus for conference

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Australia’s strategy with its Indo-Pacific partners to secure space, maintain the space environment and enhance earth observation capabilities will form the foundation of an international conference, hosted by the Perth USAsia Centre in collaboration with The University of Western Australia. 

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In-prison justice addresses harm of crime to keep communities safer

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

A researcher from The University of Western Australia believes that a restorative justice approach in prisons will play a key role in in prompting prisoners to behave in morally acceptable ways before and after their release.

Sam Salman

Kid-friendly chocolate formula helps the medicine go down

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have developed a winning medicine formula that makes bad-tasting medicine taste nice, making it easier to treat sick children.

Professor John Keane

Is democracy dying? Social Sciences Week public lecture

Monday, 10 September 2018

In a context where Australia has had six prime ministers in 10 years, where media interference is being blamed for political instability and where Trump-style politics is the new norm, a leading political thinker argues democracy urgently needs a rethink.

New breakthrough in the war against antibiotic resistance

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Scientists at The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with researchers in Canada, have developed a new compound that can combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Kwanele Ndlovu and David Mickler

Awards and Achievements – September 2018

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

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

Telescope Maps Cosmic Rays in Large and Small Magellanic Clouds

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

A radio telescope in outback Western Australia has been used to observe radiation from cosmic rays in two neighbouring galaxies, showing areas of star formation and echoes of past supernovae.

Twins needed for study

Can you judge a book by its cover: twins needed for study

Monday, 3 September 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are recruiting twins for a study to determine whether genetics play a part in trusting someone based on first impressions.

UWA immuno-flowFISH team

UWA team wins Eureka prize

Thursday, 30 August 2018

A medical research team from The University of Western Australia has won the Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology.

AfREC presenters

UWA launches new centre for Australia-Africa research

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

A new centre that will drive Australia-Africa research and innovation with the hope of improving life in both continents has been launched by The University of Western Australia.

Dr James Dimmock and Dr Ben Jackson

The league that helps men gain by losing weight

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

A new community weight loss initiative for overweight men has been established by a team of sports scientists from The University of Western Australia.

Being too intelligent and easygoing may harm chances of finding love

Being too intelligent and easygoing may harm chances of finding love

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Intelligence and easygoingness are commonly regarded as attractive qualities in a prospective mate, but is there a point at which elevated levels of these characteristics start to become less attractive?

Ruth Ganss

New collaboration to aid the development of drugs that treat cancer

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

The University of Western Australia and Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) have entered into a new research partnership to explore how tumours can be made more responsive to immunotherapy treatments.

Scientists closer to developing next generation of super computers

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

An international team of researchers, including scientists from The University of Western Australia, is a step closer towards developing the next generation of super computers, engineering a silicon chip that guides single particles of light, called “photons”, to process quantum information with ultra-high precision and stability.

Winthrop Hall

Unis deliver economic boost as well as skills

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

This editorial by UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater appeared in The West Australian newspaper on 21 August 2018.

How do you measure and what counts as success? For some, it is reasonably easy – sales figures and KPIs achieved, meeting budget and other industry standard indicators of performance. But until now there has been no definitive measure of the dollar-figure contribution our top universities make to the community.

Aspire UWA

Program to help Peel students succeed at university gets a boost

Monday, 20 August 2018

The University of Western Australia has received more than half-a-million dollars for a program that will encourage more high school students in the Peel region to strive for a tertiary education.

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Australian Family Association Event

Friday, 17 August 2018

In reference to the Australian Family Association event which was scheduled to be hosted on the UWA campus on Friday 17 August and at which Dr Quentin Van Meter and Mr Patrick Byrne were to speak, the booking has been voided due to non-compliance with UWA’s venue hire policy.