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10.08.2020

Researching the impact of postnatal depression on early language development

How much impact does Postnatal Depression (PND) have on the conversation between a mother and her baby? And how does this conversation affect the child’s future development? These are the questions that have driven Christa Lam-Cassettari, Research Fellow from MARCS Institute’s Baby lab, Western Sydney University, to research what is known to be a critical…

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03.08.2020

Improving outcomes for lung cancer patients in South West Sydney

We don’t often hear about lung cancer in the media despite the fact that it kills more people in Australia each year than any other cancer. Logic would dictate that due to its high mortality rate, funding into research would be paramount. Sadly, lung cancer receives a fraction of research funding compared to other cancers…

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30.06.2020

Professor Jane Ussher: Not all super-heroes wear capes

Spotlight on research: Professor Jane Ussher Professor Jane Ussher is a super-hero. But not your traditional kind. She might not single-handedly fight evil villains or leap tall buildings in a single bound but what she’s achieved, through her research over the last 30 years, is more significant than anything a Marvel super-hero could have accomplished….

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01.06.2020

From face-to-face to virtual services: a success story during COVID19

When COVID19 hit Australia early this year, it left many health services scrambling to find the best virtual solution for their usual face-to-face services. One organisation, however, has been ahead of the curve having commenced the virtual delivery of some of their services over two-and-a half years ago. In 2017, Karitane began their digital transformation…

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11.05.2020

Benefits of music therapy is backed by research

We’ve all experienced music’s ability to influence our mood but growing research shows that the benefits are more far-reaching. From helping to ease anxiety in dementia patients, positively impacting behaviours for at-risk youth and adult offenders, and helping women undergoing gyneacological and fertility treatment, music therapy in the clinical setting is on the rise. As…

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