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Western Shield

Sleep and time with pets helps people living with bipolar disorder

New research from Western Sydney University has revealed that simple self-care strategies, such as spending time with animals and getting enough sleep, are helpful for people managing bipolar disorder symptoms.


Bionic Voice

Discovery to alter the path of bionic voice research worldwide

Following an exciting development in The Bionic Voice research project – led by the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University – the global field of electronic voice research is set to change.


Crying baby

Cycle of infant reflux signals a call to help mothers

Western Sydney University research has found that first-time mothers with mental health issues – in particular, maternal anxiety – are five times as likely to have their baby noted as having reflux when admitted to hospital.


Breast cancer screening

Migrant populations not abreast with breast cancer screening message

Despite increased awareness of the prevalence of breast cancer and importance of early detection, a Western Sydney University study found that Australian immigrant women are still not getting the message.


Edward Narayan

Research: Summer heat waves impede animal reproduction

As we swelter through the hot Australian summer, Western Sydney University researchers have provided an insight into the broad ranging physiological effects of summer heatwaves on animals.


Baby holding blocks

AusE babies trump their peers at word learning

New research has found that Australian babies fare better than babies of other English speaking countries at word learning.


Young Sprout

Groundbreaking first ‘soil atlas’ reveals most common bacterial across the world’s soils

Western Sydney University experts have teamed up with researchers from the United States, Spain and UK to compile the world’s first ‘soil atlas’ which tracks the most common types of soil bacteria around the world.


Music festival audience

Study: Revellers ready for festival drug checks

A study of the attitudes and behaviours of young people at music festivals found that a majority were in favour of drug checking, and would reconsider taking a drug if they were aware of its contents.



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