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Doctor and baby

A spoonful of sugar: Sweet taste comforts babies during injections

Fictional character Mary Poppins may have been correct when she sang “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down” at least when it comes to injections for babies, according to a recently published scientific review.


Building EA on the Parramatta campus

UWS research rated among the world’s best, according to national quality report

UWS research has scored highly in the latest national report card, with over 70 per cent of the University’s research at world standard or better. Three key areas received ratings “well above world standard”.


Electron microscope view of gas filled xylem vessels

Risky business: Drought pushes tree plumbing to its limits

UWS research published in Nature has found most trees, even those in rainforests, operate very close to their safety threshold leaving them highly vulnerable to droughts of increased severity.


Open for play

A dream result for Dapto Dreaming and the Brooks Reach development

Research led by the University of Western Sydney has paved the way for Stockland to win the Planning Institute of Australia’s President’s Choice Award.


Hands over keyboard

Showing respect online, one click at a time

Australia’s most comprehensive youth, technology and mental health collaboration has today launched an unprecedented online campaign.


Building EA on the Parramatta campus

UWS shines with best ever ARC grant result

The University of Western Sydney has achieved its best ever result in Australian Research Council grants and is now bordering on the top 10 performers in the country.


Peter Jonason

It’s not about the money: Research reveals women are more interested in a man’s earning capacity than the size of his wallet

Despite ABBA’s insistence that women long for “money, money, money”, research has found that The Beatles were on the right path when they sang “money can't buy me love."


Mountain Ash 3

Native trees shrug off heatwaves

As Australians prepare for one of the hottest summers on record, people looking for inspiration to survive the blistering heat should consider.



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