A new study led by The University of Western Australia has demonstrated for the first time that plants can learn about their environment by making links between events, an ability thought to be exclusive to animals.
Improving treatment of viral infections in transplant recipients, determining whether testosterone slows biological ageing in men to improve health outcomes and developing a tool to diagnose and predict different types of diabetes are among 26 projects at The University of Western Australia to receive funding of more than $22 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. To recognise these achievements, a monthly article will be published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month.
Louise Pollard, Manager of The University of Western Australia’s student outreach program Aspire UWA, is one of three Australians to be awarded an Equity Fellowship by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) at Curtin University.
The University of Western Australia will next week host a landmark international conference and two photographic exhibitions that aim to explore the powerful role of photography in shaping our understanding of human rights.
Last Saturday 60 rural students from 22 country towns, including 17 students from Bunbury, graduated from The University of Western Australia’s Medical School – the biggest number of rural background doctors to graduate in a single year.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia and Australian Institute of Marine Science, (AIMS) and collaborators across the Indian Ocean have completed a huge photo-identification study to assess the seasonal habits of whale sharks in the tropics. They were surprised to discover that the male juveniles didn’t seem to venture too far from home.
Scientists from The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Integrative Bee Research (CIBER) tagged 200 honey bee workers to find out how a highly-contagious fungal parasite (Nosema apis) impacts their ability to pollinate crops.
A new report led by The University of Western Australia calls on the Federal Government to support a radical overhaul of suicide prevention programs including an Indigenous community-led national prevention plan.
Indigenous leaders from across Australia will come together for the Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference, to be held at The University of Western Australia on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December.
Archaeologists from The University of Western Australia have discovered evidence of human activity in a cave in Western Australia’s Midwest which proves that Aboriginal people lived there 15,000 years earlier than previously thought.