Synat Keam in a lab

Researcher aims to find better way to treat deadly asbestos disease

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

A medical researcher from The University of Western Australia’s National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases who is passionate about advancing research into mesothelioma has been awarded the Douglas Peter Swift Scholarship.

Future tailings

UWA partners with BHP and Rio Tinto to improve mining tailings management

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

A new initiative that aims to improve global tailings management has been launched through a partnership between The University of Western Australia, Rio Tinto and BHP.

Pat Dudgeon

COVID-19 puts extra strain on wellbeing of Indigenous Australians

Friday, 26 June 2020

Indigenous communities must be empowered to address the social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders, with COVID-19 putting an additional strain on mental health, a national consensus report led by The University of Western Australia has revealed.

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.

Roadmap to address dementia in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Friday, 26 June 2020

The NHMRC National Institute of Dementia Research has launched the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Roadmap for Dementia Research and Translation, which was developed through the leadership of Dr Kate Smith and Professor Dawn Bessarab from The University of Western Australia.

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.

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.

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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.

Professor Joakim Goldhahn

Swedish expert named Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

An internationally recognised archaeologist with more than 25 years’ experience exploring the meaning and significance of rock art has been appointed Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art at The University of Western Australia.