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Pheromones

Do pheromones exist in humans?

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have conducted a study to test if the chemicals androstadienone (AND) and estratetraenol (EST) (commonly thought to be pheromones in humans) are pheromones and have found no evidence that they are.

UWA

UWA ranked in top 50 for seven subjects in QS rankings

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The University of Western Australia has had seven subjects ranked in the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, up from six subjects last year.

Winthrop Hall

UWA awards and achievements - February 2017

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

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

Star Cluster

Star clusters discovery could upset the astronomical applecart

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The discovery of young stars in old star clusters could send scientists back to the drawing board for one of the Universe’s most common objects.

Fossil

UWA geologist helps unearth world's oldest fossil

Friday, 3 March 2017

Remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old have been discovered by an international team of scientists including a researcher from The University of Western Australia, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on Earth. 

Vote card

Trump and the truth: A study of political misinformation

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

A study led by researchers at The University of Western Australia has found that people who supported Donald Trump were more likely to believe information if they were told President Trump said it, and if it was later proved to be false, that didn’t affect their intention to vote for him.

Satellite

Telescope records massive explosion 12 billion years ago

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The University of Western Australia's Zadko Telescope has captured the explosive birth of a blackole 12 billion light years away that took place before the Earth and Sun existed.

Baby

Improving mental health screening for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnant women and new mums

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

A unique study is about to take place to improve the mental health of expectant and new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mums living in remote communities.

Fogarty Foundation Scholars

WA's brightest awarded Fogarty Foundation Scholarships

Friday, 24 February 2017

Eleven of the State's highest-achieving students have accepted UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships to study at The University of Western Australia.

Katharina Belt

Tiny mutation makes plants less resistant to stressful conditions

Friday, 24 February 2017

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have identified a tiny mutation in plants that can influence how well a plant recovers from stressful conditions, and ultimately impact a plant’s survival.

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.