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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.

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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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A better way to leave prison: supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders

New research published by The Australian Journal of Rural Health shows that more can be done for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people leaving prison.

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New clinical trial set to advance prostate cancer research

Western Sydney University researchers based at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research are conducting a world-first clinical trial of new experimental medicine, which shows promise as a treatment of advanced prostate cancer.

Maternal Depression Affects Your Baby

Talking to your baby makes all the difference

Western Sydney University researchers have found evidence that infants of mothers with post-natal depression (PND) are less communicative than peers of non-depressed mothers.

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Academic joins world leading researchers on highly cited list

For the third year in a row, Professor Wei Xing Zheng from the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics has been named on the annual Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list.

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Plants release more carbon dioxide into atmosphere than expected

A new study involving Western Sydney University, ANU and international collaborators has found that plants release more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere through respiration than expected, and the problem will worsen with climate change.

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Most young Australians can’t identify fake news online

In September 2017, we conducted Australia’s first nationally representative survey focused on young Australians’ news engagement practices.

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