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Marcus Pham

Invention will mean less time in the chair for dental patients

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

A device being developed by researchers from The University of Western Australia will improve dental procedures, significantly reduce the time they take and potentially lower dental treatment costs through new virtual (augmented) reality technology.

Dr Yit Heng Chooi

Raine Medical Foundation provides $1 million in research funding

Monday, 12 December 2016

The Raine Medical Research Foundation has recognised the high standard of research in Western Australia by awarding almost $1 million in funding.

Professor Peter Davies

UWA joins United Nations Sustainable Development Network

Monday, 12 December 2016

The University of Western Australia has joined the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network to help tackle some of the world’s most pressing environmental, social and economic problems. 

Professor George Milne

Bushfire predictions at the fingertips of fire fighters

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are developing a new touchscreen device that can be mounted in a fire truck to help firefighters predict where and when a bushfire will spread. 

Sad woman

Top 10 priorities for those experiencing domestic violence

Thursday, 8 December 2016

An Australian-first study led by The University of Western Australia has surveyed those who have experienced family and domestic violence to identify the top ten priorities for future research into one of the nation’s most serious problems.

World's oldest football

3D imaging puts world's oldest football within reach

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

What would it feel like to ‘play’ with a 500-year-old football found in a Scottish castle? What about a 17th century amputation saw?

Smart plants learn new habits

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

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.

Profesor Mariapia Degli-Esposti

UWA awarded $22 million in national health research funding

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

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).

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UWA awards and achievements - November 2016

Monday, 5 December 2016

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

Student outreach program leader wins national Fellowship

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

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.

Photograph by David Dare Parker

Human rights conference to explore power of photography

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

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.

Barry Marshall

UWA Nobel Laureate develops drug to prevent food allergies

Thursday, 24 November 2016

A new drug which “fine tunes” the immune system is being developed to help prevent asthma and allergies to foods such as peanuts and shellfish.

Pole dancing

Pole dancers wanted for world first study

Thursday, 24 November 2016

A world first study conducted at The University of Western Australia is looking to uncover the physical and mental benefits of pole dancing.

David Coward

UWA Zadko Telescope helps reconstruct 'Barbarian' asteroids

Thursday, 24 November 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Zadko Telescope has been used by an international team to reconstruct the shape of a rare ‘Barbarian’ asteroid (space rock).

Ryuta Ujihara

UWA congratulates its 2017 Forrest scholar

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

A nature lover from Japan who wants to help solve the world’s looming water shortage is The University of Western Australia’s recipient of the 2017 Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships.  

UWA changemakers awarded Rhodes and Monash scholarships

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

A political change maker and a leading innovator from The University of Western Australia have been awarded prestigious scholarships, recognising their potential as young global ambassadors.

Gemma Wilkinson

Bunbury leads UWA rural medical students graduation

Monday, 21 November 2016

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.

Indigenous students

UWA congratulates graduating Indigenous students

Monday, 21 November 2016

The University of Western Australia congratulates a record number of Indigenous students who received their degrees at UWA’s Winthrop Hall at the weekend.

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Teenage male whale sharks don't want to leave home

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

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.  

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Concern over parasites affecting honey bees

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

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.