Wendy Erber

Ground-breaking research uncovers genetic causes of rare diseases

Friday, 26 June 2020

A research program pioneering the use of whole genome sequencing has diagnosed hundreds of patients with rare diseases and discovered new genetic causes of disease.

Dolphin

Shelling out for dinner - dolphins learn foraging skills from peers

Friday, 26 June 2020

A new study by an international team of researchers including The University of Western Australia demonstrates for the first time that dolphins can learn foraging techniques outside the mother-calf bond – showing that they have a similar cultural nature to great apes.

Professors Blakeney and Siddique in the field with farmers

How local knowledge contributes to agricultural innovation

Friday, 26 June 2020

The contribution of local knowledge and intellectual property to agricultural innovation and food security has been examined in a book published this week by researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Local Knowledge, Intellectual Property and Agricultural Innovation published by Springer was compiled by Professor Michael Blakeney from UWA’s Law School and Hackett Professor of Agriculture Kadambot Siddique, Director of The UWA Institute of Agriculture.

Erosion

We need to adapt fast to erosion and rising sea levels to manage coastal risks

Thursday, 25 June 2020

The impact of rising sea levels and coastal erosion will see shorelines retreat steadily and provide major challenges for planning authorities, according to a research that involved The University of Western Australia, and was contracted to GHD consultancy firm.

Sean Hood

Researchers awarded $1 million to advance COVID-19 projects

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

The University of Western Australia has been awarded $1 million in funding from the State Government to progress research important for improving knowledge and understanding of COVID-19 and its impact.

CREDIT - Carl Knox, ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (O

Inexplicable cosmic event leaves astronomers puzzled

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

A mysterious astrophysical object that could potentially break all theoretical understanding of matter under extreme densities has been detected by a large international team of astronomers including researchers at The University of Western Australia.

A Lifetime of Giving Back to the Community

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

One of the first group of UWA graduates in Medicine in 1959, Clinical Professor Bryant Stokes AO, neurosurgeon, has not only used his specialised training to treat patients with neurological conditions with skill and compassion but has also made time to facilitate improvements in the level of healthcare available to the people of Western Australia.

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. 

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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.