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Bellinger River Turtle faces extinction 

Seventeen turtles in quarantine and a team of UWS scientists could be all that stops a native turtle species in NSW from being wiped out by a mystery disease that has killed an estimated 400 turtles since February.


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UWS jumps into Australia's top ten in latest global rankings

The international recognition continues for the University of Western Sydney, with UWS coming 10th in Australia and 259th in the world in the latest Leiden rankings for 2015.

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Compulsory science and maths is great but there's more to be done

Federal Education and Training Minister Christopher Pyne today met with his state counterparts to confirm his proposal to make science and maths compulsory for year 11 and 12 students.

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Low back pain volunteers needed for UWS study

If you suffer from lower back pain, you’re not alone. At some point in their lives most people will experience some form of lower back pain. It is one of the most common complaints worldwide.

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Bellinger River Turtle under threat of extinction

Seventeen turtles in quarantine and a team of scientists could be all that stops a native turtle species in NSW from being wiped out by a mystery disease that has killed an estimated 400 turtles since February this year.


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Researchers question dense approach to residential development

High-density city living does not guarantee improved environmental outcomes, with new research showing other variables such as belief in human-induced climate change and level of education play a key role.




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Compulsory science and maths is great but there's more to be done

Federal Education and Training Minister Christopher Pyne today met with his state counterparts to confirm his proposal to make science and maths compulsory for year 11 and 12 students.


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We’re all The Walking Dead – we just don’t know it yet

A show like The Walking Dead helps us think through the challenges we face as a species, and reflect on the critical importance of how to make new economies possible.




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South West Sydney residents set to benefit from new cancer detection project

A new project to assist people in South West Sydney access services to detect and treat colorectal cancers will be lead by the UWS School of Medicine.


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Mums: we need you! Penrith Babylab opens its doors

Parents interested in improving our understanding of the way children learn about language and the world are urged to contact the new UWS Babylab at Penrith.




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