Underwater rivers

Scientists discover unusual underwater rivers along Australia's coastline

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have discovered underwater rivers along most of Australia’s continental shelf that are unique and do not occur at this scale anywhere else in the world. The research has been published today in Nature Scientific Reports.

Australian native rat

Mapping the genome could help in race to save native rat

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have unveiled a genetic analysis of an endangered native rodent, which could help researchers and conservation authorities better understand how to protect the Australian species. 

social media

How your behaviour on social media could be limiting the quality of your news feeds

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

An international team of researchers including The University of Western Australia has examined how people’s online behaviour and preferences on social media could be limiting the quality and balance of information they receive through their news feed.

pregnant woman standing near window

Risk of preterm births falls under new initiative

Thursday, 11 June 2020

The rate of potentially fatal preterm births in Western Australian hospitals can be safely reduced by up to 20 per cent when a coordinated series of interventions is applied to pregnant women, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Diver in marine forests

Deep reefs used as refuge by marine forests

Thursday, 11 June 2020

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has found deep reefs in Western Australia can be used as a refuge by marine forests from the impacts of ocean warming. 

Dr Brid Phillips

UWA Expert Series - Literature as a coping mechanism - waiting for the second wave

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

 UWA School of Allied Health lecturer and former emergency department nurse Dr Brid Phillips says it is important we find effective coping mechanisms to address stress and fear in WA’s frontline health workers who are still “holding their breath” and remain alert and ready in case there is a sudden surge of COVID-19 during the winter period.

Wave Energy Research Centre buoys

UWA expertise to help shape future of Australian oceans

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Five ocean researchers from The University of Western Australia have been selected to join the newly established Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre, a Federal Government initiative which explores the sustainable use of ocean resources to drive economic growth. 

Roslyn

UWA Expert Series - Funding boost for COVID-19 research to support WA health

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Projects led by The University of Western Australia that are focused on developing a greater understanding of the health effects of COVID-19 have received a $1.1 million funding boost through The Department of Health and Western Australian Health Translation Network grants program.

The Lab set-up where the Hazer technology was first developed

UWA research finds new way to make hydrogen

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

A new State Government project to produce renewable hydrogen and graphite from wastewater will use technology created by The University of Western Australia.

Professor Jon Watson

UWA Expert Series - Protest at a safe distance to avoid superspreaders

Monday, 8 June 2020

As life starts to return to normal but the threat of COVID-19 remains, Professor Jon Watson, Executive Dean of UWA's Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, looks at how we balance what we want to do and what we think is important with the health risk to individuals and the State as a whole. His comments follow a spate of protests both locally and worldwide over inequality, human rights and democracy.