News Centre archive
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Western Sydney University prescribes health plan for the West
Western Sydney University has made an unprecedented commitment to Western Sydney with the launch of its ‘Western Health’ plan, a 20-year vision for health and medical research that addresses the immense health challenges of the region.
New research shines light on sexual violence at Australian music festivals
As the weather warms up, it can only mean one thing for young music enthusiasts: the Australian summer music festival season is here. For many young people, this is a time of great anticipation, excitement and meticulous planning of outfits.
Digital diagnosis: How your smartphone or wearable device could forecast illness
If you carry your smartphone with you everywhere, then it’s probably already tracking a lot of data about you and your behaviour. If you have a wearable device, you’ll be generating a multitude of fitness data too.
With the right help, bears can recover from the torture of bile farming
Bear bile farms, which exist in some Asian countries like Vietnam and China, are a terrible reality for Asiatic black bears. The bears spend their lives confined in tiny steel or concrete cages and are “milked” through permanent holes in their side that allow bile to be extracted from the gall bladder.
From refugee to PhD: the power of resilience and an unwavering smile
Born and raised in refugee camps in Uganda after losing both of his parents by the age of 12, and then facing social and financial challenges when arriving in Australia in 2013 – recent PhD recipient Dr Alfred Mupenzi has many reasons not to smile, but he does.
Research Week 2018 – what’s on
Research Week is the University’s annual showcase of new and high-quality research. Marked by a series of special public events, the week sees academics join government and industry partners to present the key findings from their original projects.