Science http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/taxonomy/term/1356/all en A kick towards positive fathering http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020090812233/regional/kick-towards-positive-fathering <p>The Men Against Violence round of the Great Northern Football League (GNFL) will be returning for its second year.</p> <p>Coinciding with the Father’s Day weekend, the round will be held on the 5th and 6th of September at Chapman Valley, Brigades and Railways.</p> <p>Round 9 of the GNFL and GNWFL ‘Men Against Violence’ rounds will promote positive fatherhood and the roles men can play to be positive dads or male role models.</p> Tue, 08 Sep 2020 lauren.humfrey 12233 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Biochar and zinc application can improve wheat grown in certain soils http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020082512225/wheat-agriculture-biochar/biochar-and-zinc-application-can-improve-wheat-grown-certain <p>Researchers from The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture and Sultan Qaboos University in Oman have found that the combined application of biochar and zinc can mitigate stress in wheat caused by the heavy metal cadmium.</p> <p>Cadmium reduces the growth, yield, and zinc concentration in wheat grain due to oxidative stress. Its accumulation in soil can cause significant health risks to humans if it is introduced into the food chain via crops.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Aug 2020 diana.boykett 12225 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au UWA News has moved to Impact http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020081712221/alumni/uwa-news-has-moved-impact <p>All UWA news content, including media releases, are now available on <a href="http://www.uwa.edu.au/news">Impact</a>.</p> Mon, 17 Aug 2020 nicholas.smith 12221 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au BeefLinks partnership to boost red meat industry http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020080512219/agriculture-industry/beeflinks-partnership-boost-red-meat-industry <p>A four-year partnership between The University of Western Australia, Meat &amp; Livestock Australia (MLA) through the MLA Donor Company (MDC) has been launched to coordinate and drive an integrated research and practice change program for the West Australian Beef Industry.</p> Wed, 05 Aug 2020 diana.boykett 12219 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Smart Scholarship explores smart weed management technology http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020071412212/weed-management-agriculture-scholarship/smart-scholarship-explores-smart-weed-manageme <p>Researchers at The University of Western Australia have investigated the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to detect early-weeds in broadacre wheat crops.</p> Tue, 14 Jul 2020 diana.boykett 12212 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au The UWA Institute of Agriculture releases Annual Research Report 2019 http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020070712211/agriculture-research-uwa/uwa-institute-agriculture-releases-annual-research-report-201 <p>The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture has released its Annual Research Report 2019 today.</p> Tue, 07 Jul 2020 diana.boykett 12211 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au UWA Medical students capture insights of different worlds http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020070612210/science/uwa-medical-students-capture-insights-different-worlds <p>Medical students from the University of Western Australia have returned from their elective clinical placements, where they travelled to vastly different environments to Perth.</p> <p>During their learning experience, students captured and submitted photography to The Western Australian Medical Students' Society (WAMSS) Elective Photography Competition and twenty students applied for the annual Alan Charters Presentation Awards.</p> Mon, 06 Jul 2020 lauren.humfrey 12210 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Scientists discover how to smash quantum limits http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020070212207/research/scientists-discover-how-smash-quantum-limits <p>Scientists from The University of Western Australia’s Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) are part of a global team of researchers that has made a surprising discovery, working out how to break quantum limits. The research was published today in the prestigious <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2420-8"><em>Nature</em></a> journal.</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2020 jess.reid 12207 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au UWA Noisy Guts project selected for spinoff prize http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020070212205/awards-and-prizes/uwa-noisy-guts-project-selected-spinoff-prize <p>The University of Western Australia’s ‘Noisy Guts Project’ that uses acoustic sensing technology to detect gut disorders has been selected as ‘one to watch’ in the inaugural <a href="https://www.nature.com/nature/awards/spinoffprize">Nature Spinoff Prize Nature Research</a>.</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2020 jess.reid 12205 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au UWA ranked top in Australia in five STEM subjects http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020070112201/research/uwa-ranked-top-australia-five-stem-subjects <p>The University of Western Australia has achieved the highest ranking among all Australian universities for five STEM subjects, according to the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Subject.</p> Wed, 01 Jul 2020 jess.reid 12201 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Underwater cameras reveal biodiversity hotspot in tropical marine park http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020070112194/research/underwater-cameras-reveal-biodiversity-hotspot-tropical-marine-park <p class="BodyA">Researchers&nbsp;from The University of Western Australia&nbsp;have found an area&nbsp;of tropical ocean&nbsp;protected under&nbsp;law&nbsp;is a hotspot for&nbsp;iconic&nbsp;marine life&nbsp;but does not provide enough&nbsp;defence&nbsp;from human activities.</p> <p class="BodyA"> </p> Wed, 01 Jul 2020 nicholas.smith 12194 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Researcher aims to find better way to treat deadly asbestos disease http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020063012193/research/researcher-aims-find-better-way-treat-deadly-asbestos-disease <p>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.</p> <p></p> Tue, 30 Jun 2020 nicholas.smith 12193 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au COVID-19 puts extra strain on wellbeing of Indigenous Australians http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020062612190/regional/covid-19-puts-extra-strain-wellbeing-indigenous-australians <p>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.</p> Fri, 26 Jun 2020 jess.reid 12190 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Ground-breaking research uncovers genetic causes of rare diseases http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020062612189/regional/ground-breaking-research-uncovers-genetic-causes-rare-diseases <p>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.</p> Fri, 26 Jun 2020 jess.reid 12189 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Shelling out for dinner - dolphins learn foraging skills from peers http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020062612187/regional/shelling-out-dinner-dolphins-learn-foraging-skills-peers <p>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.</p> Fri, 26 Jun 2020 jess.reid 12187 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au