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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.