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Plants release more carbon dioxide into atmosphere than expected

A new study involving Western Sydney University, The Australian National 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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Exercise increases brain size, new research finds

Aerobic exercise can improve memory function and maintain brain health as we age, a new Australian-led study has found.


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WSU and Chile strengthen research partnership

The University’s Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) has signed Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) with four leading Chilean Institutions


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Lifestyle and herbal medicine effective in treatment of PCOS

Scientists at NICM, Western Sydney University have found significant improvements in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome symptoms in overweight women.


EucFACE experiment, based at WSU’s Hawkesbury campus

Five years of findings hint at Australia’s future response to our changing atmosphere

Since its launch in 2012, the iconic EucFACE experiment has exposed a patch of native forest to high levels of carbon-dioxide.


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WSU research expertise recognised

Three researchers from Western Sydney University have been accepted into the Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts. Members of the college are selected based on their multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary expertise.


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Study finds culturally-sensitive treatments for chronic pain more effective

A Western Sydney University study has found that pain is experienced differently between cultures.


Dr Tamara Watson: The secret life of flowers

The secret life of flowers: Why we love them and why we need them

Why are we so attracted to flowers?And what purpose do they serve?



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