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Celebrating science and technology at Western during National Science Week 2020

As part of National Science Week, Western is showcasing a variety of online events and activities suitable for all ages in celebration of science, engineering, mathematics, technology and innovation across the university.


School of Medicine appoints new Associate Dean Indigenous Health

Western Sydney University is pleased to announce Winninninni woman Professor Aunty Kerrie Doyle as the inaugural Associate Dean Indigenous Health within the School of Medicine.


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Expert: Babies will fare well against COVID-19 if they are kept close to mum

A Western researcher has compared the potential health implications of COVID-19 for newborn babies, against the impact of being separated from their mother.


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Study finds platypus paddles in “surprising” Sydney waterways

A pilot study of one of Australia’s most elusive creatures, the platypus, has revealed they are living in unlikely, urban locations in Sydney.


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Opinion: Should all aged-care residents with COVID-19 be moved to hospital? Probably, but there are drawbacks too

COVID-19 is continuing to devastate Victorian aged-care homes, with 1,435 active cases now linked to the sector, and at least 130 residents having died.


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Opinion: ‘Uprooting, no matter how small a plant you are, is a trauma’: older women renters are struggling

Older women renters are struggling in an insecure and unaffordable rental housing market. A combination of high rents and low incomes leaves many living in substandard housing.



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