Research Success Stories

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.


Chafer Larve

Future Fellowship looks beyond climate change scourge and toward greener pastures

A Western Sydney University researcher has been awarded an ARC Future Fellowship, to investigate methods of protecting Australian grasses from insect pests and rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels.


Earth, satellite and moon

New ‘star tracking’ camera to advance space monitoring capabilities

The Department of Defence has announced funding for Western Sydney University researchers to develop advanced, new camera technology that could transform the way we monitor moving objects in space.


Serve sushi in stadiums

Survey suggests sushi should be on the State of Origin menu

In the lead-up to State of Origin, Western Sydney University experts in sport management and hospitality say Origin venues could combat high levels of consumer dissatisfaction by selling sushi to footy fans.


VincentHo

From bedside to bench: Grant paves the way for a new diabetic gastroparesis treatment

Western Sydney University researchers are investigating a form of treatment for diabetic gastroparesis, after being awarded an innovation grant from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).


Jane Ussher

Partners can help with PMS: Couples counselling key to coping with premenstrual distress

A Western Sydney University study has found that couples counselling can be critical for women in the treatment of severe premenstrual symptoms (PMS).



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