News Centre archive - 2018

Collated on this page is an archive of the University's News Centre stories in 2018.

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Princess Mary

Immunology researcher honoured with Crown Princess Mary Scholarship

A Master of Research student has become the first Western Sydney University student to receive the prestigious Crown Princess Mary Scholarship from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.



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NAPLAN writing tests hinder creativity, so what could we use in their place?

While standardised testing might be relevant for some fields of study, NAPLAN promotes a narrow view of literacy and writing and hinders the creative process.



Semi Permanent

University partners with global creative thinking platform

Western Sydney University has joined collaborators such as Facebook and Google to partner with Semi Permanent (SP), a global creative and design thinking platform.



Holding hands through tough conversations

Research helps facilitate tough conversations about dying

In a world-first, the Talking End of Life (TEL) project assists Australians with intellectual disabilities to understand the concept of death and their own mortality.



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Acupuncture during IVF doesn’t increase chances of having a baby

Acupuncture has become a frequently used treatment prior to and during in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).



Accupuncture

Fertility study finds acupuncture ineffective for IVF birth rates

A study of over 800 Australian and New Zealand women undergoing acupuncture treatment during their IVF (in vitro fertilization) cycle has confirmed no significant difference in live birth rates.



 

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