Professor Martyn French, Dr Laila Abudulai and Dr Sonia Fernandez

Study reveals new insight into susceptibility to pneumonia

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

A new research study of immune responses to pneumococcal vaccines, commonly given to people with compromised immune systems, young children and people over 65, has identified a type of immune cell which is important in generating antibodies that prevent people from developing pneumococcal pneumonia.

UWA Awards and achievements

UWA awards and achievements - April 2017

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

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

Homeless

New ways of funding essential to adequately support the homeless

Friday, 28 April 2017

Australia’s services to support the homeless are overwhelmingly unable to meet client demand, according to new research from the Centre for Social Impact at The University of Western Australia (CSI UWA).

Vice Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater Installation

Professor Dawn Freshwater installed as UWA Vice-Chancellor

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Professor Dawn Freshwater has been formally installed as the 18th Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia.

Dr Owen Duncan

Wheat genome decoded to enhance food security

Thursday, 20 April 2017

University of Western Australia researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology have published the most comprehensive analysis of a wheat genome as part of a United Kingdom-led consortium. The new sequencing of the bread wheat genome, led by the Earlham Institute, identified complete sets of genes and proteins essential to important agronomic traits.

Reef sharks

Declines in sharks drive 'fatter' fish

Thursday, 20 April 2017

New research from The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) suggests that reef fishes eat differently when sharks are around.

Dr Clare Sutherland

Why you should let a stranger choose your profile pictures

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia, University of New South Wales and University of Sydney has found that people tend to choose more flattering photos for complete strangers than they do for themselves when posting images on social networking sites.

The University of Western Australia campus

Boost for UWA medical training in regional Western Australia

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Regional medical training in Western Australia has received a boost, with the Federal Government’s announcement today of funding for three University of Western Australia Regional Training Hubs.

Wheat plants infected by pathogen

Pathogen uses light to facilitate invasion of wheat plant

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia in collaboration with The Australian National University have discovered the deadly fungus Parastagonospora nodorum invades wheat plants by producing a herbicide compound (elsinochrome) which kills plant cells when they are exposed to light.

Guppies

Poor diet 'reprograms' male sperm to produce smaller offspring

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that a change in a male’s diet can have profound negative effects on sperm quality, and that these effects can influence the quality of his offspring.