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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.

Fifty per cent of cardiovascular patients suffer from multiple diseases

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

New research led by The University of Western Australia has revealed that one in two patients admitted to hospital with a cardiovascular disease is suffering from multiple chronic medical conditions which required complex treatment. The rate was significantly higher among Aboriginal people, affecting three in four patients.

UWA counted among top 100 in the world

UWA counted among top 100 in the world

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

The University of Western Australia has retained its position as a top 100 university in The Academic Ranking of World Universities for 2018, released today.

Professor David Mackey

$6 million federal funding boost for medical research

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $6 million in Federal Government funding to tackle issues ranging from diabetes to stillbirth, heart health, eye disease and the mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ young people.

Report highlights $66.4 billion impact of universities

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

A new report released today reveals Australia’s eight leading universities, including The University of Western Australia, contributed an estimated $66.4 billion to the Australian economy in 2016.

John Newnham, Roger Cook and Matt Payne

New test could reduce preterm birth rate by 30 per cent

Monday, 13 August 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and King Edward Memorial Hospital have teamed up with an Australian molecular diagnostics company to develop a new low-cost test to identify women at risk of delivering a preterm baby.

Angry people might not be as smart as they think they are

Angry people might not be as smart as they think they are

Monday, 13 August 2018

People who are quick to lose their temper are more likely to overestimate their own intelligence, a new study from The University of Western Australia and the University of Warsaw in Poland has found.

New study finds tattoos are more acceptable in the workplace

Friday, 10 August 2018

New research from The University of Western Australia and University of Miami has discovered people with tattoos are not disadvantaged when it comes to employment.

L-R Oliver Rackham, Aleksandra Filipovska and Richard Lee

Revolutionary new view of how living cells make energy

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have made a fundamental discovery about of the atomic structure and function of the biological ‘factories’ in cells that make energy, providing a new means to target the ‘machines’ within factories for drug treatments.

David Blair

Awards and Achievements – August 2018

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

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 is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month. If you know of any great awards or achievements across the University please email uwamedia@uwa.edu.au

Software

Software gift to boost students in earth sciences

Monday, 6 August 2018

Students and staff from The University of Western Australia’s School of Earth Sciences will benefit from a donation of important research software, valued at $2.3 million.

Helicobacter-pylori

Australia and China team up to tackle stomach ulcer bug

Friday, 3 August 2018

The University of Western Australia and the Australia-China Council have joined forces in a research partnership to tackle the world’s most common infection that causes stomach ulcers.

New WA attraction takes visitors on a walk through the solar system

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Two exciting free attractions have been launched by The University of Western Australia and the Gravity Discovery Centre in Gingin to make learning about astronomy and the theories of Einstein come alive.

Professor Michael Johns

Ten UWA projects win national research funding

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Research that will improve our understanding about the potential of unconventional oil and gas in tight rocks and a design guideline for the installation of offshore wind turbines are two new research projects at The University of Western Australia to receive Federal Government funding.

Supertrawler - credit Greenpeace Pierre Gleizes

Expanded fisheries impact 90 per cent of the entire ocean

Thursday, 2 August 2018

A new study has found that since 1950 industrial fishing fleets have more than doubled the distance travelled to fishing grounds and spread so far that they now operate in more than 90 per cent of the global ocean.