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Study identifies 7 dog behaviours that could aid development of robotic pets

A new international study including researchers from Western Sydney University looks at specific dog behaviours that dog owners perceive as important for bonding with their pet, progressing towards creating robots that interact purposefully with humans.


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Study finds termites may play pivotal role in climate change

A new international study including researchers from Western Sydney University reveals termites play a critical role in the world’s ecosystems, particularly in the tropics, and they are expected to become increasingly important as temperatures rise globally.


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Research reveals menstrual education lacking in Australia

Research conducted by Western Sydney University reveals young Australians are not receiving adequate information or education about periods and menstrual management.


Social interactions key to better quality of life for aged care residents

A new study including researchers from Western Sydney University and Macquarie University has revealed that there is a direct link between social interactions and quality of life for aged care residents.


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World first achievement in diabetes research

Distinguished Professor David Simmons has become the first ‘diabetes in pregnancy’ researcher to receive three prestigious honours in the field: the Norbert Freinkel Award, Joseph Hoet Award and, most recently, the Jørgen Pederson Award Lecture.


Liveability of cities at risk as climate change puts heat on urban trees

A new study by an international team of scientists led by Western Sydney University has raised concerns that climate change is putting many trees in cities worldwide at risk.


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DECRA funding success for VC Fellows

Western Sydney University’s Dr Tijl Grootswagers and Dr Benjamin Hanckel, have each been awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, attracting a combined total of more than $850,000 for the University.


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ARC Future Fellowship success for world first recycled concrete project

Western Sydney University’s Professor Vivian Tam has been awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, attracting more than one million dollars for the development of Het-Crete, a high grade recycled building material.



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