Left to right Josh Mylne, Hannah Etchells  and Jessica Kretzmann.

Researchers from UWA awarded Fulbright scholarships

Thursday, 21 December 2017

A PhD student looking into new applications of nanotechnology in treating cancer, an ecology PhD student researching catastrophic bushfires and a plant scientist researching enzymes, evolution and herbicides are three recipients from The University of Western Australia that have been presented with Fulbright Scholarships for 2018.

Drone

UWA pioneers world-first research into bomb-detecting drones

Thursday, 21 December 2017

The Department of Defence has awarded a major research project to a consortium led by The University of Western Australia to develop high-tech sensors that could detect terrorist threats.

New Years resolutions

New Year's resolutions - how to make them and keep them

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Making a New Year’s resolution is easy, but sticking to one is not. A Professor from The University of Western Australia uses empirically tested strategies in her teaching that could give people the tools they need to keep the promises they make to themselves on New Year’s Eve.

Young minds matter

Study links mental health to poor school results

Monday, 18 December 2017

A national survey led by The University of Western Australia has painted a bleak picture of the effect of mental disorders on Australia’s school students with the results revealing poorer academic outcomes, more absences from school and more likelihood of self-harm.

Fishing boats in Thailand

Study finds Thai vessels falsely report fish catches

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Fish catches by Thailand’s distant-water fleet fishing throughout the Indo-Pacific are almost seven times higher than the numbers reported to the United Nations, according to new research carried out by The University of Western Australia and The University of British Columbia.

40under40 awards

Voting open for the 2018 40under40 awards

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Congratulations to the UWA staff and graduates who are nominees in the 2018 40under40 Awards. Run by Business News, the 40under40 Awards recognise Western Australia's finest business talent.

Professor Richard Hobbs

Project to improve success rate of native plant restoration

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded $675,400 in Federal Government funding to reconstruct plant communities that are resistant to invasion and resilient within disturbed landscapes in a biodiversity hotspot.

Ryan Lister

Stem cell reprogramming mystery clarified by new findings

Monday, 11 December 2017

Australian researchers have unearthed new evidence in a decade-long mystery concerning stem cell reprogramming, a process believed to hold immense potential for regenerative medicine.

Dr Arthur

UWA teams fast-tracked in CSIRO's Accelerate program

Friday, 8 December 2017

Two UWA teams have been fast-tracked as part of the prestigious CSIRO’s ON Accelerate program for scientific inventions to detect muscle health for elite athletes and gut health.  

Professor Elizabeth Rakoczy

Florey Medal honours lifetime of scientific research

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Western Australian molecular ophthalmologist Professor Elizabeth Rakoczy from UWA’s Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science and the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) will receive the 2017 Florey Medal at a ceremony in Canberra this evening.