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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.

Characeans

Aquatic plants likely to undergo dramatic changes

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Some freshwater plants are expected to undergo radical changes as bicarbonate concentrations increase in lakes due to acidification, deforestation and use of nitrogen fertilisers according to a new study led by The University of Western Australia.

Professor John Watson

UWA appoints new Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Monday, 18 November 2019

Professor Jon Watson, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, has been appointed as the Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at The University of Western Australia. The Faculty’s clinical medicine discipline is ranked in the world’s top ten.

UWA choir singing

Celebrate the festive season at UWA's annual Christmas concert

Friday, 15 November 2019

The University of Western Australia will come alive this festive season with a public Christmas concert to support Lifeline WA, set on the beautiful grounds of the University’s Crawley campus.

Gouldian Finch (Erythrura gouldiae) grassfinch birds drinking water

DNA may hold the clue to protecting endangered species

Friday, 15 November 2019

A new method for analysing DNA collected from waterways which can help identify endangered bird species has been developed with the help of researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Batavia approaching Abrolhos_credit WA Museum

New project to polish up our knowledge of Batavia silverware

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

An international collaboration using sophisticated 3D imaging and new technology will detect and recreate intricate data from corroded 17th century European silverware, giving further insight into cultural exchange between Europe, Asia, and Australia some three centuries ago.

Robyn Owens, Celia Hammond and researchers

Five early career researchers awarded federal funding

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Five researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded almost $2.05 million in Federal Government funding for projects that range from investigating Australian rare breed poultry and livestock conservation to working out whether cutting-edge cognitive approaches can help those with severe anxiety.

Professor John Newnham

WA Australian of the Year Awards announced

Friday, 8 November 2019

Philanthropist and education advocate Dr Annie Fogarty AM and world-leading pre-term birth expert Professor John Newnham have been recognised in the 2020 WA Australian of the Year Awards, announced last night.

The UnderstandingSuper app in use

New app helps break down complexities of superannuation

Friday, 8 November 2019

An interactive mobile app that helps simplify and explain the complex workings of the Australian superannuation system has been developed by a researcher from The University of Western Australia in collaboration with finance professionals and start-up entrepreneurs.

UWA law students walking on campus

UWA Law School ranked 75th in world

Thursday, 7 November 2019

The University of Western Australia has improved in the international Times Higher Education World Subject Rankings in the fields of Law and Business and Economics.

Andrew Guzzomi and Michael Walsh accepting the award

Weed chipper recognised in WA Innovator of the Year awards

Thursday, 7 November 2019

A mechanical weed chipper designed by engineers and researchers from UWA and The University of Sydney last night won the Rio Tinto Emerging Innovation award category at the 2019 WA Innovator of the Year awards.

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Marine research the winner in collaboration between UWA Oceans Institute and University of Mumbai

Thursday, 7 November 2019

The University of Western Australia’s Oceans Institute and the Sindhu Swadhyay Sanstha School of Integrated Aquatic Education at the University of Mumbai in India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote marine research links across the Indian Ocean.

Power plant cooling towers during the day

Experts tackle climate change: ideas for a state policy

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Leading State and international climate change experts will examine impacts including climate change and child health, liveable towns and cities and living within the carbon budget at a symposium to be held at The University of Western Australia next Monday 11 November.

Associate Professor Hayley Christian with her dog Lenny

Dogs are more than companions, they are great for our mental wellbeing

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

A study published in the Journal of Public Health by Oxford University Press and led by The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute has highlighted the positive impact dog ownership has on our mental health. 

Andrew Guzzomi

UWA Awards and achievements - November 2019

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

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

Rhodes Scholar

UWA student awarded 2020 Rhodes Scholarship

Friday, 1 November 2019

Denmark resident and environmental scientist Natasha Lutz has been named Western Australia’s Rhodes Scholar for 2020, recognising her potential as a young global ambassador.

Bangarra Bennelong (credit Daniel Boud)

Perth Festival launches 2020 program

Friday, 1 November 2019

On a bedrock of Indigenous culture, Perth Festival 2020 welcomes everyone to a glorious summer celebration of people and place.

Bacterial filaments

Research offers insight into how oldest fossils formed

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have uncovered evidence of a new type of fossilisation that may explain how some of Earth’s oldest microfossils formed and might even help scientists detect evidence of past life on other planets.

Lakshini

STEM role model recognised in Women in Technology Awards

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

A young diabetes researcher from The University of Western Australia has been awarded the People’s Choice Award at the 2019 Women in Technology WA Tech [+] 20 Awards, selected from more than 180 outstanding women in STEM fields.

Scientists

Why plants panic when it rains

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

An international team of scientists involving The University of Western Australia’s School of Molecular Sciences, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology and Lund University has made the surprising discovery that a plant’s reaction to rain is close to one of panic.