Dr Danail Obreschkow

Astrophysicist wins 2016 Young Tall Poppy Award

Monday, 31 October 2016

Astrophysicist Dr Danail Obreschkow from The University of Western Australia was today recognised as Western Australia’s brightest emerging scientist at this year’s Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

Paul Flatau

Services to support the homeless need alternative funding sources

Monday, 31 October 2016

A new study carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has found services to support the homeless face an increasingly constrained funding environment that is reliant on government sources of funding.

Crystal meth

Most meth users too embarrassed to seek treatment

Monday, 31 October 2016

The biggest barriers to methamphetamine users seeking treatment are embarrassment or stigma, belief that help is not needed, preferring to withdraw without help and privacy concerns, according to a new study.

Richard O’Halloran

UWA student awarded 2017 Rhodes Scholarship

Friday, 28 October 2016

Improvements to health systems in rural and remote areas will be the focus for The University of Western Australia’s student Richard O’Halloran as a winner of the 2017 Rhodes Scholarship.

Dinosaur brain

Fossilised dinosaur brain tissue identified for the first time

Friday, 28 October 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have helped British scientists confirm that an unassuming brown pebble, found more than a decade ago by a fossil hunter in Sussex, is the first example of fossilised brain tissue from a dinosaur.

Dr Cyril Grueter

Would you return a lost letter?

Friday, 28 October 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have conducted a social experiment to discover if the socioeconomic status of a suburb has an effect on altruistic behavior – in this case returning a lost letter. 

Ian Constable

New Chair to pioneer next generation treatments for eye disease

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Professor Ian Constable’s landmark contribution to saving sight will be recognised with the creation of new senior academic roles at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

Parasite eggs

New invention aids detection of prevalent parasitic disease

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have invented a device that can detect very small quantities of the parasite eggs that cause schistosomiasis in humans which are currently difficult to detect.

Dr Vanessa Bowden

Stricter speed enforcement can impair driver safety

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

New research from The University of Western Australia has found strictly enforced speed limits could have a detrimental impact on road safety.

Wes Allan and Dr Brendan Kennedy

New tool detects malignant breast cancer tissue during surgery

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

A tool that will enable surgeons to detect malignant breast cancer tissue during surgery using new imaging techniques has been developed by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.