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Older renters are lonely and struggling financially during COVID - research shows

Dr Emma Power features in a new publication released by AHURI into the impact of COVID-19 on renters.


120,000-year-old supernova remnants detected in neighbouring galaxy

Western Sydney University researchers have discovered the ‘senior citizens’ of our neighbouring galaxy – close to 120,000-year-old remains of exploding stars known as supernova remnants.


Grant to accelerate tech entrepreneurs in Western Sydney

Western Sydney University’s Launch Pad Technology Business Incubator has been awarded a $250,000 grant to drive the development of technology-based start-up companies in Western Sydney.


New report finds 'Compassionate Communities' resilient but under-resourced

Researchers from Western Sydney University in partnership with The GroundSwell Project, have released the first comprehensive assessment of community-centred end of life care in Australia.


A mother, facing the camera, holds her baby. Photo ©UNICEF Guatemala/2019/Escobar.

New mothers, infants and adolescents face challenges to healthy food and nutrition - research shows

Huge challenges are preventing new mothers, their infants and adolescents from eating healthy food and getting adequate nutrition.


Less screen time and more sleep critical for preventing depression

A cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of data from the UK Biobank, has found that lifestyle factors such as less screen time, adequate sleep, a better-quality diet, and physical activity strongly impact depression.


Western research team awarded US Office of Naval Research ‘Global-X’ grant to develop world first event-based underwater sensing technology

Western has been awarded a ‘Global-X’ research grant from the United States Office of Naval Research Global to lead a new project utilising world-first event based underwater sensing technology.


Koala hotspot populations on NSW North Coast in long-term decline, study finds

Western Sydney University research has analysed close to three decades of data from koala hotspots in New South Wales — to find populations have steadily declined, with disease the most common reason koalas have been admitted to care.



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