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World-first study shows VR technology can improve anxiety and depression in adults with disabilities

A world first study led by Western Sydney University has found significant improvements in anxiety, depression, and sensory processing in adults with disabilities following the use of new Virtual Reality sensory room technology.


Western Sydney University to lead NSW Bushfire and Natural Hazards Research Centre

Professor Matthias Boer from Western Sydney University’s Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment will head the NSW Bushfire and Natural Hazards Research Centre.


New study finds lethal pathogen causes widespread biological disruption for frogs, but responses differ by species

A new study by a Western Sydney University researcher has explored a lethal fungal pathogen causing widespread biological disruption for frogs, assessing how responses differ by species.


Western Sydney University research into reusing and recycling plastic waste awarded funding for global Convergence Accelerator

Professor Yang from the School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment and Dr Famakinwa from the Teaching and Research Technical Services are part of a research team that has received prestigious funding.


Alzheimer’s disease research sheds new light on medication side effects

A new study led by Western Sydney University has shed new light on the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, after researchers identified proteins causing neuronal allergy in neurons treated with Alzheimer therapeutic antibodies.


Brain bootcamp to increase dementia awareness in rural communities

An innovative research program led by Western Sydney University researchers is calling adults over 55 years old to be part of a new pilot program tackling dementia in rural, regional and remote areas.


Lyrebirds are losing their voice due to continued habitat loss

A new study led by Western Sydney University has found that Albert’s lyrebirds are negatively impacted by continued habitat loss, with variation in song diversity indicating declining population health and the need for conservation action.


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Study finds one-in-ten Australian women have experienced obstetric violence

A pioneering study by Western Sydney University researchers and co-designed and supported by leading consumer organisations, has revealed more than one-in-ten Australian women feel they have experienced some form of obstetric violence.



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