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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.

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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.

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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.

Rural students

Record intake of medical students to help WA's remote doctor shortage

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

The University of Western Australia has welcomed its largest intake of students from rural Western Australia this year into its Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences which will help WA's rural doctor shortage.

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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.