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Maternal Depression Affects Your Baby

Talking to your baby makes all the difference

Western Sydney University researchers have found evidence that infants of mothers with post-natal depression (PND) are less communicative than peers of non-depressed mothers.


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Academic joins world leading researchers on highly cited list

For the third year in a row, Professor Wei Xing Zheng from the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics has been named on the annual Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list.


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Plants release more carbon dioxide into atmosphere than expected

A new study involving Western Sydney 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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Most young Australians can’t identify fake news online

In September 2017, we conducted Australia’s first nationally representative survey focused on young Australians’ news engagement practices.


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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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