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Eastern Long Neck Turtle in a person's hand

Native turtles face extinction in South Australia: New report

Western Sydney University has contributed to new Australian research into native turtle populations in the Murray River and associated waterways, finding species are in decline in the lower Murray River region.

Visual representation of how food impacts the brain

Eating a healthy diet can ease symptoms of depression

An analysis of data from almost 46,000 people has found that weight loss, nutrient boosting and fat reduction diets can all reduce the symptoms of depression.

Image of 30 Doradus C from the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Western Sydney University research unlocks superbubble mysteries

Professor Miroslav Filipovic from the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, alongside an international team of researchers, could help solve one of the most pondered questions of Space: the makeup of cosmic rays.

Western researchers make Highly Cited Researcher list

Four Western Sydney University researchers have been ranked in the top 1% globally after earning aplace on the Clarivate Analytics 2018 Highly Cited Researcher list.


$1.9 million NHMRC grant for Western set for major breakthroughs in preeclampsia research

Western has been awarded an NHMRC Project Grant valued at $1.9 million to test the effectiveness of a novel medication which could prevent women who develop severe pre-eclampsia needing to give birth prematurely, and in turn, save lives.

Research reveals the dangerous impact increasing temperatures are having on our children

New Western Sydney University research found dangerously high surface temperatures in outdoor play spaces, raising important questions about children’s safety and learning outcomes.

Dr Alfred Mupenzi

From refugee to PhD: the power of resilience and an unwavering smile

Born and raised in refugee camps in Uganda after losing both of his parents by the age of 12, and then facing social and financial challenges when arriving in Australia in 2013 – recent PhD recipient Dr Alfred Mupenzi has many reasons not to smile, but he does.

Town & Gown

Town and Gown Gala Dinner to celebrate Western Sydney and cutting-edge health and medical research

The Gala will showcase Western's commitment to western Sydney; outstanding alumni community; and cutting-edge health and medical research projects making an impact.

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