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.

Whale shark

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.  

Bee

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. 

Kelp

Health report reveals world’s kelp forests declining

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

A new marine study bringing together half a century of data from around the globe indicates that almost 40 per cent of the world’s vital kelp forests are in decline.

Cannabis plants

Study reveals cannabis users age faster

Monday, 14 November 2016

A study carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia has found significant detrimental effects to the vascular system from smoking cannabis, including early ageing.

Senator Pat Dodson

Report identifies need for change in Indigenous suicide prevention

Thursday, 10 November 2016

A new report led by The University of Western Australia calls on the Federal Government to support a radical overhaul of suicide prevention programs including an Indigenous community-led national prevention plan.

Aboriginal flag

Northern wealth under spotlight at Indigenous conference

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Indigenous leaders from across Australia will come together for the Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference, to be held at The University of Western Australia on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December.

Yellabidde Cave

Aboriginal people inhabited WA's mid-west coast much earlier than previously thought

Friday, 4 November 2016

Archaeologists from The University of Western Australia have discovered evidence of human activity in a cave in Western Australia’s Midwest which proves that Aboriginal people lived there 15,000 years earlier than previously thought.

Lungs

Grant win for Lung Fibrosis Research

Friday, 4 November 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Respiratory Heath are among a group of Australian scientists awarded $2.5 million by the NHMRC to support a Centre for Research Excellence focusing on lung fibrosis.