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Dr Shanta Barley

New study finds overfishing of sharks may have already impacted our coral reefs

Thursday, 23 February 2017

A study by marine biologists at The University of Western Australia has found that fishing by Indonesian shark hunters may have resulted in changes to fish communities on a major reef off Western Australia’s North-West coast.

Medical Library

UWA celebrates medical school’s 60th with $7 million upgrade

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The University of Western Australia will celebrate 60 years of medical teaching and research excellence by investing $7 million in a new state-of-the-art teaching and learning facility.

Students show heart in organ donation initiative

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

In an Australian first, The University of Western Australia will trial a new online initiative aimed at increasing the number of people registering to become organ donors.

Planet Bernard

Minor planet named Bernard

Friday, 17 February 2017

A minor planet in the Solar System will officially be known as Bernardbowen from today after Australian citizen science project theSkyNet won a competition to name the celestial body.

Research to help fight multi-resistant bacteria

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

An international collaboration led by scientists from The University of Western Australia has uncovered the three-dimensional molecular structure of a protein, called EptA, which is responsible for multi-drug resistance in many disease-causing bacteria.

Needle

Microscope-in-a-needle licensed for commercialisation

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

UWA’s award winning invention, a miniaturised optical imaging probe known as the microscope-in-a-needle, has been licensed to Miniprobes Pty Ltd. so it can be developed and commercialised for use by surgeons.

Cholesterol

Researchers find new way to study cholesterol distribution and movement

Monday, 13 February 2017

An international team of researchers has developed a new way of visualizing the distribution of cholesterol in cells and tissues. Their studies, which provide unique insights into the movement of cholesterol into and out of cells, could eventually lead to new therapies for cardiovascular disease.

PIAF

Perth International Arts Festival Opens

Friday, 10 February 2017

The Perth International Arts Festival invites you to celebrate a world-class program of art without borders.

The adventure begins on Friday 10 February when Kings Park is gloriously transformed into a luminous showcase of dazzling imagery and sound in a spectacular start to PIAF 2017.

Anne Gaunt

Research to help students in remission from cancer

Friday, 10 February 2017

Research from The University of Western Australia has found more needs to be done to help teachers support students returning to school after cancer treatment.

Cardiovascular damage

Study shows long-term implications of amphetamine use

Friday, 10 February 2017

Research carried out by scientists from The University of Western Australia has shown the detrimental effects of long-term amphetamine use on the vascular system.

Dr Lei Li and Harvey Millar

Teaching plants to be better spenders

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Energy is an all-important currency for plants, and scientists from The University of Western Australia have now calculated the cost of one of their biggest expenses. The knowledge could be a key to creating more energy efficient crops.     

Honey bees

Bees give up searching for food when we degrade their land

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

A new study into honey bees has revealed the significant effect human impact has on a bee’s metabolism, and ultimately its survival.

Lung research

Researchers discover new genes that affect lung function

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in collaboration with the Busselton Health Study are part of an international team that have identified 43 new genes that affect lung function. The breakthrough will lead to a better understanding of how to prevent diseases and problems associated with lung functioning.

Ian Dunnican

UWA helping the Western Force battle jet lag

Monday, 6 February 2017

Researchers from the Centre for Sleep Science at The University of Western Australia are using novel technology to help the Western Force rugby union team reduce the effects of long-distance travel and optimise their performance in the upcoming Super Rugby competition. 

David Blair

Recognition for UWA gravitational waves team

Friday, 3 February 2017

Twenty-one scientists at The University of Western Australia have received Breakthrough Prize medals to recognise their part in one of the century’s most important science discoveries.

Why some people are taller

Why some people are taller than others

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have been involved in the largest ever international research collaboration to identify genes associated with height.

Helen Britton

Three new art exhibitions open at UWA

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at The University of Western Australia will be opening three new exciting exhibitions on Saturday 11 February 2017.

UWA awards and achievements

UWA awards and achievements - December 2016 - January 2017

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

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

Dr Owens with infant lung function machine

Infant lung function a predictor of adult asthma

Monday, 30 January 2017

A new study by The University of Western Australia has found that reduced lung function in infants is an accurate predictor of persistent asthma in young adults.

Andrew Forrest

UWA high achievers recognised in Australia Day honours

Friday, 27 January 2017

Twelve graduates and one staff member from The University of Western Australia have been recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours List.