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New music guidelines for people with dementia

New evidence based guidelines on music for people with dementia

Researchers from the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development have published a new research paper and recommended guidelines for music use for people with dementia after a successful trial program.


Mortality risk map

Statistical analysis weighs the risks in the fight against COVID-19

Western Sydney University researchers have used advanced statistical analysis to better understand how countries are impacted by COVID-19.


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International study provides welcome news for pregnant women with Type 2 diabetes

A world-first, international study of a common treatment for women with Type 2 diabetes, has found that the drug may also offer a range of health benefits should they become pregnant.


Under-reporting of hearing impairment in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population linked to educational inequality

New analysis by Western Sydney University and the ABS, has found under-reporting of hearing impairment is a substantial issue for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.


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Study discovers the role of the nervous system in controlling how we run

A joint study by researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Western Sydney University have uncovered the complex workings of the human nervous system which control our ability to run.


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Scientists shed light on how praying mantises use the element of surprise to survive

A new study has for the first time illuminated the evolutionary history of the bizarre anti-predator defence deployed by the praying mantis.


Stories of resilience boost men’s health in Sydney’s South West

Western Sydney University researchers have partnered with South Western Sydney Local Health District on a new project, Tackling the Challenge: Talking Men’s Health.


‘The Painted River Project’ brings together art and science for a lesson in ecology

Western Sydney University design and water researchers have combined art and science in an outdoor education day for Forest Lodge Public School students, who participated in The Painted River Project.



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