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Gluten free

Call for greater transparency in gluten free testing

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

A Coeliac disease expert from The University of Western Australia is calling for greater transparency in the testing of gluten free foods. It comes after reports that some gluten free products contain traces of gluten, potentially dangerous to sufferers of Coeliac disease.

Stressed school student

One in seven school students affected by mental health issues

Monday, 20 May 2019

A national survey led by The University of Western Australia has found that mental health disorders affected one in seven students during the previous 12 months, with ADHD and anxiety cited as the most common disorders.

Vice-Chancellor

Experience the key for Chinese graduate jobs

Friday, 17 May 2019

This article was published in the Australian on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

Bob Hawke

Tribute to Bob Hawke

Thursday, 16 May 2019

The University of Western Australia mourns with the nation the passing of one of its most outstanding graduates, the Honourable Dr Bob Hawke, LLB, BA, DLitt.

Students looking at computer

UWA and Trilogy join forces to offer coding boot camp

Thursday, 16 May 2019

A new professional web development course that aims to meet the rising demand for job-ready tech talent will be launched by The University of Western Australia, in partnership with US education technology company Trilogy Education.

Ship engraving

Pilbara ship engraving may depict British ship Mermaid in 1818

Thursday, 16 May 2019

A team of archaeologists has discovered a depiction of a British naval ship carved onto a boulder on an island in the Dampier Archipelago in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Professor Schlaich and patient

50 per cent of people do not know they have high blood pressure

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

A study involving scientists from The University of Western Australia and the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation has revealed 50 per cent of Australians living with high blood pressure do not realise they have it. 

Turtle hatchling

New threat revealed for baby turtles

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

New research has revealed that marine turtle hatchlings entering the ocean close to jetties have a high likelihood of being eaten.

State budget

The 2019 State Budget - a positive investment in WA's future

Friday, 10 May 2019

The University of Western Australia has welcomed the allocation of research and education funding announced in the 2019 WA State Budget.

Deep sea fish with enhanced vision

Deep sea fish can detect colour in the dark

Friday, 10 May 2019

A team of international researchers has found that deep-sea fish have developed surprisingly diverse vision that enables them to detect colour in the dark.

Kevin Pfleger

Kevin Pfleger appointed director of WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub

Thursday, 9 May 2019

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Kevin Pfleger as Director of the newly established WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub.

Stephen Smith

Forum to focus on radicalisation and how we respond

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Leading experts will discuss radicalisation and its causes and how Australia and other countries are responding to it at a one-day symposium to be held at The University of Western Australia this Friday 10 May.

Schenberg art prize winner

Cheezels add new flavour to Schenberg art fellowship prize

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Monash University fine arts graduate Anita Cummins has been awarded The University of Western Australia 2019 Dr Harold Schenberg Visual Art Fellowship, which is now worth $50,000.

UWA star Wars

UWA Star Wars video a big hit

Monday, 6 May 2019

The University of Western Australia Star Wars Day video released on international Star Wars Day (May 4) is proving to be a big hit.

Gravitational waves

Scientists help detect black hole eating neutron star

Friday, 3 May 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are at the centre of new discoveries where gravitational waves have been detected.

Child being vaccinated

Governments urged to adopt compensation for rare vaccine injury

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Research led by The University of Western Australia has found that that most countries with mandatory childhood vaccination policies don’t have no-fault vaccine injury compensation schemes to care for rare victims of vaccines.

Rajeev Varshney in chickpea field

Breakthrough in high-yield drought-resilient chickpeas

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

A global study led by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and involving scientists from The University of Western Australia has identified genes that can be used to develop drought and heat tolerant chickpeas.

Professor Dawn Freshwater

Times Higher Education interview with Professor Dawn Freshwater

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

This article is reprinted with the permission of Times Higher Education. It was published online on Thursday 18 April 2019.

Tim Ungar

Tim Ungar appointed Chair of Perth Festival Board

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Perth businessman Tim Ungar has been appointed Chair of Perth Festival. Mr Ungar, who has been board member of Perth Festival since July 2015, succeeds John Barrington to Chair Australia's longest-running international arts festival.

Ocean rubbish

What's happened to all the plastic rubbish in the Indian Ocean?

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that although the Indian Ocean is the world’s biggest dumping ground for plastic waste, nobody seems to know where it goes.