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.
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.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia are developing a system using artificial intelligence that can predict the likelihood of suicide in individuals most at risk, and assist with clinical decision-making.
A drug developed by The University of Western Australia’s spinout company Dimerix will be used in a global trial to treat patients who have Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) as a result of COVID-19.
Australians who have chosen not to download the COVIDSafe app are not as concerned about security and privacy – they just don’t think COVID-19 is severe enough to make them download the app, according to research by The University of Western Australia.
Daily low-dose oral interferon in the form of nose drops, lozenges or mouth spray could have a key role to play in protecting pandemic frontline workers by triggering the immune system to constantly run in defence mode, says The University of Western Australia’s pioneering interferon researcher Associate Professor Manfred Beilharz.
There is hope future pandemics could be controlled in as little as a few short months if current research projects working on experimental custom-made vaccine technologies are eventually successful, according to The University of Western Australia’s Nobel Laureate and Clinical Professor Barry Marshall.
A University of Western Australia student who is passionate about studying the mysteries of the ocean and making science more accessible to the public has been awarded a Friends of UWA Albany Verna Rowbotham Scholarship.
Two drifting wave buoys deployed along the coast of Western Australia by researchers at The University of Western Australia have highlighted the significance of Perth’s recent super storm, recording massive waves along 1000km of WA’s coastline.