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Acupuncture treatment

Study points to acupuncture to reduce period pain

A study conducted by researchers from Western Sydney University and the University of Auckland has shown that acupuncture treatment significantly reduces period pain intensity, duration and symptoms over time.


Green grass

Proposed benefits of rising carbon dioxide are more likely driven by water

One of the expected benefits from rising atmospheric carbon dioxide is that plants may use less water and avoid some of the damaging effects of drought.


Koala

Stress test: how scientists can measure how animals are feeling

To help determine how stress is affecting animals across Australia, researchers are utilising non-invasive methods to help farmers, zookeepers and pet owners ensure their animals are happy and healthy.


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.



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