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Fluoro pink mozzies create a buzz in Perth Hills

Friday, 24 April 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine April 2015 > 2015 > 04

Two-thousand fluorescent pink mosquitos are helping scientists identify mozzie breeding grounds and assess the effectiveness of a larvicide used for 15 years in the Shire of Kalamunda.

Eyes, ears and nose may aid Alzheimer's disease prevention and treatment

Friday, 24 April 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine April 2015 > 2015 > 04

Detecting a decline in certain sensory functions may become the future of preventing Alzheimer's disease, with research showing smell testing and retinal imaging to be strong predictors of dementia risk.

Same-sex families seen to build resilience

Friday, 24 April 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine April 2015 > 2015 > 04

Adult children of same-sex parents share their experience of growing up in an unconventional family unit.

Call to protect Blue Carbon Sinks

Friday, 24 April 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine April 2015 > 2015 > 04

Blue carbon sinks are surprisingly efficient, capable of sequestering 40 times more CO2 than a tropical forest, and for long periods of time.

Macroalgae helps to understand marine food webs

Friday, 24 April 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine April 2015 > 2015 > 04

Research into macroalgae on WA reefs has revealed relationships between carbon isotope ratios and factors like temperature that may assist in the long-term monitoring of marine food webs.

Research identifies urgent need for cultural training

Friday, 24 April 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine April 2015 > 2015 > 04

With greater numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians presenting with acquired communication disorders the need for cultural awareness training in speech pathology clinicians has never been greater.

Child diets high in metals, study finds

Friday, 24 April 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine April 2015 > 2015 > 04

Young Western Australian children may be consuming higher levels of metals than is recommended, according to a new study by three ECU researchers.

Mediterranean diet reduces cognitive decline

Friday, 24 April 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine April 2015 > 2015 > 04

ECU researchers show Mediterranean diet reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Unburnt habitat needed to safeguard animal diversity

Friday, 24 April 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine April 2015 > 2015 > 04

Fire management plans need to conserve long unburnt tracts of land to ensure habitat for a greater diversity of mammals and reptiles, according to a recent Edith Cowan University study.

Research identifies major energy savings for Internet

Friday, 24 April 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine April 2015 > 2015 > 04

Prioritising Internet traffic based upon urgency could improve energy efficiency by 80 per cent whilst also improving quality of service.

South coast bivalve count informs management

Friday, 24 April 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine April 2015 > 2015 > 04

A three-year study conducted in the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets Marine Park has provided comprehensive insights into large bivalves (molluscs).

Young women spearheading a social revolution in Sri Lanka

Friday, 24 April 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine April 2015 > 2015 > 04

Despite long hours over several years, Sri Lanka’s young women feel empowered working at the country’s Export Processing Zones as it affords them economic advantage they would not have had back in their villages.

Understaffed wards lead to infections, worsening health

Friday, 24 April 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine April 2015 > 2015 > 04

Nursing researchers have discovered that patients on wards understaffed by nurses are more likely to experience surgical wound infections, pressure injuries, urinary tract infections and pneumonia.

Sore muscles signal a need for exercise

Friday, 24 April 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine April 2015 > 2015 > 04

Muscle soreness that occurs after exercise is the body’s way of telling us that the muscle has not been used enough.

Leeuwin Current changes affect Australia’s most valuable fishery

Friday, 24 April 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine April 2015 > 2015 > 04

Scientists investigate decline in juvenile western rock lobster numbers since the summer 2006-07.

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