News Centre archive - 2019

Collated on this page is an archive of the University's News Centre stories in 2019.

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Will time tear us apart? Exploring the appeal of Joy Division 40 years on

In a previous century, I conducted doctoral fieldwork among the abandoned warehouses, smoky pubs and crumbling squats of the British post-punk, independent rock scene.

Science shines at Western Sydney University

Robotics, climate change, animal conservation, health promotion and astronomy are just some of the key research areas on show at Western Sydney University during this year’s Sydney Science Festival.

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Mums in prison or whose babies are in care need breastfeeding support too

Australian women want to breastfeed but many struggle. And the most disadvantaged face the biggest challenges.

Western Sydney University named a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace

Western Sydney University is pleased to announce it has been accredited as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace by the Australian Breastfeeding Association.

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People use sauna for well-being, but its medical benefits are not widely understood

Why do people use sauna? Despite centuries of anecdotal evidence which says the practice is relaxing and healthy, researchers have never actually asked this question. Until now.


Western Sydney University reveals silicon the secret weapon for crop protection

Ground-breaking Western Sydney University research reveals adding silicon to wheat crops (Triticum aestivum) increases leaf silicon levels, enhancing tolerance to attacks by chewing insects.


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