News Centre archive - 2017

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From locked gates to open doors: Study improves parental engagement in child’s learning

The once locked gates of early childhood centres in Chile are now opening their doors and inviting parents to be a part of their child’s learning experience, thanks to researchers at Western Sydney University.

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I’ve always wondered: What’s behind the belly button?

When a baby is born, the lifeline between the mother and child (the umbilical cord) is cut, and the shrivelled remains become the belly button on the outside. What happens inside?


Lifestyle and herbal medicine effective in treatment of PCOS

Scientists at NICM, Western Sydney University have found significant improvements in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome symptoms in overweight women.

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Teaching kids about maths using money can set them up for financial security

One of the most common complaints children have about learning maths is its lack of relevance to their lives outside school.

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Drop, bears: chronic stress and habitat loss are flooring koalas

Koalas are under a lot of stress. Heatwaves, land clearing and even noise pollution are all taking a toll.

EucFACE experiment, based at WSU’s Hawkesbury campus

Five years of findings hint at Australia’s future response to our changing atmosphere

Since its launch in 2012, the iconic EucFACE experiment has exposed a patch of native forest to high levels of carbon-dioxide.


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