Research Success Stories

Contraceptive pill

Refugee and migrant women require additional sexual and reproductive health support

A Western Sydney University report has revealed that a cycle of misinformation, shyness and fear is preventing migrant and refugee women from receiving adequate sexual and reproductive health care and support.


Mother speaking to her baby

The origins of baby talk: How Infant Directed Speech shapes your child’s development

Through the subconscious mechanism of babytalk, a parent's voice can offer encouragement, discipline or comfort, and according to new research findings, it can even facilitate early language development in infants.


Acupuncture treatment

Study points to acupuncture to reduce period pain

A study conducted by researchers from Western Sydney University and the University of Auckland has shown that acupuncture treatment significantly reduces period pain intensity, duration and symptoms over time.


Green grass

Proposed benefits of rising carbon dioxide are more likely driven by water

One of the expected benefits from rising atmospheric carbon dioxide is that plants may use less water and avoid some of the damaging effects of drought.


Koala

Stress test: how scientists can measure how animals are feeling

To help determine how stress is affecting animals across Australia, researchers are utilising non-invasive methods to help farmers, zookeepers and pet owners ensure their animals are happy and healthy.


A growing fern

Prestigious student scholarship to advance our understanding of fern genetics

A University of Florida graduate student will spend three months within Western Sydney University’s biological laboratories, to advance his research into “one of the most complex clades of life”: the diversity and evolution of green plants.


Ear

Researcher explores new advantage to aid hearing in older Aussies

According to Western Sydney University PhD student Julie Beadle, when it comes to hearing in noisy environments, what we see can impact what we understand.


Guitar

Study finds Western Sydney artists resilient and hopeful in the face of change

A new study tracking cultural activity across Greater Western Sydney has found artists and cultural practitioners in the region are resilient and optimistic about their professions, despite a relative lack of funding and resources.



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