School children outdoors

UWA Expert Series - Protecting young eyes during COVID-19 isolation

Monday, 18 May 2020

Young Australians studying from home during the COVID-19 pandemic still need to spend time outside to prevent near-sightedness, according to a researcher from The University of Western Australia.

Calling Male Hchrysoscelis Treefrog

Male treefrogs get the jump on rivals

Monday, 18 May 2020

The inconsistent sexual signals of male treefrogs have made it more difficult for females to find a quality mate, according to a new study by a researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Professor David Pannell

UWA Expert Series - New process uses multiple computer models to manage COVID-19 outbreaks

Friday, 15 May 2020

Australia has relied heavily on computer models during the COVID-19 outbreak and a team of researchers, including those from The University of Western Australia, has developed a new process to harness multiple disease models for outbreak management.

Associate Professor Allison Imrie

UWA Expert Series - Lessons from past pandemic wars

Friday, 15 May 2020

The only way to determine if protective immunity from COVID-19 lasts a lifetime or just a few short months is to monitor WA’s 500 ‘recovered’ cases for as long as the virus continues to circulate in the community, according to The University of Western Australia’s novel viruses expert Associate Professor Allison Imrie. 

Wai Li

UWA engineering researcher recognised by global industry body

Friday, 15 May 2020

An engineering PhD student from The University of Western Australia with an interest in developing environmentally friendly oil and gas drilling processes has been globally recognised as one of the top 15 young engineering professionals in the petroleum engineering industry.

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Biological markers under the microscope at new proteomics facility

Thursday, 14 May 2020

A new cutting-edge facility at The University of Western Australia will explore biological markers associated with human health, agriculture (crops and livestock), and the diverse flora and fauna on land and marine environments.

Stroke patient

Study confirms common antidepressant doesn't work as stroke treatment

Thursday, 14 May 2020

A large international trial has confirmed previous findings that a commonly used antidepressant is not effective in supporting the recovery of patients who have had a stroke.

Rainbow fish

Dark-shaded body surface the key to animals avoiding predators

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Animals that have a darker pigmented surface on the upper side of their body compared to those that have the same shade all over can reduce the impact of their body shadows and remain hidden from predators, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

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UWA Expert Series - Why COVID-19 is a breeding ground for conspiracy theories

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Scientists from The University of Western Australia, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge and George Mason University have shed light on how to spot conspiracy theories arising from COVID-19.

Bird population on one of three islands in the Ashmore Reef Marine Park

Ashmore Reef: new insights into remote and fragile ecosystem

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

On a satellite photo, the Ashmore Reef Marine Park is no more than a tiny teal dot in the middle of the Timor Sea about 630 km north of Broome, perching on the edge of Australia’s continental shelf. But this small and isolated tropical reef and its three islands form a sanctuary for an abundance of marine and terrestrial life within its boundaries.