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TB antibiotic

Lipid bodies help antibiotics to kill TB infections

Monday, 1 July 2019

Researchers are a step closer to better understanding how to treat one of the world’s deadliest diseases tuberculosis (TB), according to a new study published in Science.

Mouse sperm

Competition leads to fathers who produce more male sperm

Monday, 1 July 2019

New research led by The University of Western Australia has shown that the social conditions that a male experiences while growing up can influence the amount of X and Y chromosome sperm that he produces as an adult.

Bronwyn Ayre with kangaroo paws

Kangaroo paw may hold clues to understanding WA biodiversity

Thursday, 27 June 2019

A new study on kangaroo paws by The University of Western Australia and researchers at Kings Park and Botanic Gardens has challenged existing views that plants favour long distance rather than short distance pollination to reproduce.

View of Winthrop Hall

UWA in top 10 subject rankings

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has placed The University of Western Australia in the world’s top 10 in Mining and Mineral Engineering (5th) and Marine/Ocean Engineering (7th).

Tayyeb Shah

UWA welcomes Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Partnerships)

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Tayyeb Shah, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Partnerships) at The University of Western Australia.

Ben Wyatt

UWA appoints state treasurer to business school board

Monday, 24 June 2019

This article is reprinted with the permission of The Australian Financial Review newspaper. It was published online on Monday 24 June 2019.

Beau Scaddan

Brainy Perth Mod student wins neuroscience competition

Monday, 24 June 2019

A Perth Modern School student with a passion for neuroscience and medicine has taken out this year’s WA Brain Bee Championship held at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Wendy Erber

Top Indigenous STEM students make finals of Premier's Science Awards

Friday, 21 June 2019

Students at The University of Western Australia have taken out all four finalist places in a new Aboriginal STEM Student of the Year category in this year’s Premier’s Science Awards, announced by WA Premier Mark McGowan.

Dr Gail Alvares

Researchers call for the term 'high functioning autism' to be consigned to history

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Autism researchers from the Telethon Kids Institute have called for the term ‘high functioning autism’ to be abandoned because of the misleading and potentially harmful expectations it creates around the abilities of children on the autism spectrum.

Spricket

56 new species of arachnids found in WA's north west

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Museum have discovered 56 new species of arachnids, known as schizomids, in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

UWA students outside Winthrop Hall

UWA rises 16 places in three years in QS World University Rankings

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

The University of Western Australia (UWA) has climbed five places this year in the 2020 QS World University Rankings, from 91 to 86 out of 1001 universities across the world. Since 2017, UWA has risen 16 places.

KIDDO

Program reveals kids are lagging behind in basic physical skills

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

A program run by The University of Western Australia has found many Perth children are falling short of developing basic physical skills.

Slate pencil urchin

Study finds remote climate 'events' can drive marine heatwaves

Monday, 17 June 2019

A new international study involving The University of Western Australia has found marine heatwaves can be influenced by climate ‘events’ that take place thousands of kilometres away.

Professor Graeme Hankey

Study urges GPs to be on alert for deep vein thrombosis

Monday, 17 June 2019

General practitioners and physicians are being urged to keep a careful eye on the potentially deadly condition of deep vein thrombosis because the signs and symptoms of DVT are non-specific and often difficult to diagnose, according to a review published today in The Medical Journal of Australia.

Sheep and lambs

Stressed sheep fleeced by their genes

Monday, 17 June 2019

Genetics play a large factor in determining the temperament of sheep and how they react to stress, a study carried out by The University of Western Australia has found.

Professor Gary Lee

Pleural medicine leader named WA Cancer Researcher of the Year

Friday, 14 June 2019

A medical researcher from The University of Western Australia has today been named Cancer Council Western Australia 2019 Cancer Researcher of the Year.

WA technology

Funding boost for world-class research

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The University of Western Australia and partner organisations will benefit from $67.5 million in overall funding to provide world-class equipment to advance scientific research in Western Australia and support WA jobs in STEM industries.

Shark Bay dolphin with sponge

Male dolphins like sponging for mates

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

When it comes to making friends, it appears dolphins are just like us and form close friendships with other dolphins that have a common interest, according to new research led by The University of Western Australia.

Shuan Hern Lee

UWA music prodigy named best in the world

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

A 16-year-old student from The University of Western Australia has won the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition in Dallas, Texas.

Sue Murphy

Graduates and staff recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

One of The University of Western Australia’s first female engineering graduates who went on to become CEO of the Water Corporation, a former Supreme Court Justice and one of Australia’s most powerful women who used to lead Westpac are among 22 graduates and five staff members who have been recognised in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.