Professor Joseph Tomkins

Older women more likely to conceive twins due to evolution

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Women are more likely to conceive fraternal twins once they reach their 30s as a result of an evolutionary response to combat declining embryo viability, according to a new international collaboration involving researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Social distancing

Every Australian needs to keep a lid on social distancing backlash

Monday, 11 May 2020

While each Australian is dealing with pandemic mental health stressors in their own way, COVID denial is an ineffective approach to dealing with anxiety that could prove dangerous to the country if it emerges as a social distancing backlash, according to psychology expert Professor Colin MacLeod.

Incel terrorist attacks pose an increasing threat

Friday, 8 May 2020

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that self-identified ‘Incels’ (involuntary celibates, young men who cannot find female sexual partners), present a national security issue.

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Ocean gliders to examine impact of heatwave affecting northern Australia

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Ocean gliders operated by The University of Western Australia from The Australian Integrated Marine Observing System’s (IMOS) facility have been deployed off the coast of Broome this week to collect ocean temperature data vital for understanding the marine and land heatwave affecting northern Australia.

Markus

New guidelines highlight importance of managing high blood pressure

Thursday, 7 May 2020

A new global set of guidelines released today (International Society of Hypertension 2020 Global Hypertension Practice Guidelines) will help countries across the world manage hypertension, which is particularly critical in the current COVID-19 environment.

Professor Colin MacLeod

UWA Expert Series - Changes to COVID restrictions likely to trigger more anxiety

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

The winding back of a limited number of COVID restrictions is likely to trigger a new wave of anxiety among Western Australians and it’s crucial that support is tailored to suit everyone’s needs across the entire community, says Professor Colin MacLeod of The University of Western Australia’s School of Psychological Science.

Matthias Leopold

Glacier hazards on the increase in the warming world

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

A global team of scientists including The University of Western Australia has found glacier detachments, which are highly destructive events, may occur more frequently as the world warms.

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Car driver and cyclist interactions under the microscope

Friday, 1 May 2020

Car drivers and cyclists often share the roads and their interaction can cause friction between the two parties.

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Study finds decline in heart attack and stroke in Type 2 diabetics

Friday, 1 May 2020

A study by The University of Western Australian and Fremantle Hospital with support from the Raine Foundation and NHMRC has found the rate of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular complications has improved in people with diabetes over the past 20 years.

Parwinder

UWA Expert Series - DNA may hold the key to protecting populations from COVID-19

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Scientists from The University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Science are part of a global team that is developing a new DNA test for COVID-19, which can provide faster and more detailed results than other tests.