Three UWA scientists named Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science

Monday, 25 May 2020

Three top science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) researchers from The University of Western Australia have been elected as 2020 Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.  They make up the total number of scientists representing WA from 24 Australians elected as Fellows this year.

UWA Accredited Exercise Physiologist Ben Kramer conducting a Telehealth sessio

Exercise physiology students use telehealth to help community

Monday, 25 May 2020

In response to physical distancing requirements imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, exercise physiology students from The University of Western Australia are now offering exercise fitness and rehabilitation consultations to the local community using online telehealth.

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UWA Expert Series - Allocation of scarce health care resources raises confronting ethical issues

Monday, 25 May 2020

A researcher from The University of Western Australia has highlighted the ethical choices faced by healthcare professionals as they decide who is allocated scarce life-saving medical resources during the COVID-19 crisis.

Fish in coral

Healthy coral reefs need fish mix to survive

Thursday, 21 May 2020

A new study from The University of Western Australia has revealed clear evidence highlighting the importance of fish biodiversity to the health of tropical coral reef ecosystems.

Jo McDonald

Three UWA projects receive $3.1 million in national research funding

Thursday, 21 May 2020

A project that aims to learn more about WA’s ancient past through rock art and climate change in the Dampier Archipelago, research into ways of enhancing wellbeing in Australians and scientists examining community experiences of urban development, have received a combined $3.1 million in research funding from the Federal Government’s Australian Research Council.

The dusty spiral galaxy NGC 4414.

Early disk galaxy puts formation models in a spin

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Published today in Nature, an international team of researchers has observed a massive, rotating disk galaxy just 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang—1.5 billion years earlier in cosmic history than astronomers had expected to find such a galaxy based on previous studies. The research has fuelled debate about how galaxies in the early Universe assembled. 

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UWA health and medical research receives $2.7 million funding boost

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Two University of Western Australia research projects looking to improve health and patient outcomes have received a combined $2.7 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

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Scholarship recipient determined to make a difference to dental health in rural areas

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

A second-year Doctor of Dental Medicine postgraduate student from The University of Western Australia is this year’s recipient of the Country Women’s Association of Western Australia Rural Dental Scholarship.

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Study shows how our experiences shape who we trust

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

A study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland has examined the basis of trust and what makes some of us trust more readily than others.

Youth with anxiety

Two years on, Young Lives Matter says suicide prediction more important than ever

Monday, 18 May 2020

Mental health researchers at The University of Western Australia’s Young Lives Matter Foundation are moving closer to accurately identifying individuals at greater risk of suicide, so timely support can be directed to safeguard them.