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The science of surviving Halloween

Friday, 21 October 2016 News > News > 2016 > 10

There’s less than two weeks until Run For It! kicks off at ECU’s Joondalup Campus. To help you outwit the freaky characters you could encounter on the terrifying course, our researchers offer three tips, each backed by real science.

New research centre to put Perth on metabolomics map

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 News > News > 2016 > 10

By looking at the basic chemical changes in humans and other lifeforms using big data and AI algorithms we're hoping to tackle some of the biggest problems facing the world from cancer treatment to monitoring threatened ecosystems.

Saving lives is in her blood

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 News > News > 2016 > 10

Professor Mel Ziman will explain in the next The West Australian ECU Lecture Series how a new melanoma blood test could save hundreds of lives.

Can you use Hollywood makeup to train paramedics?

Thursday, 13 October 2016 News > News > 2016 > 10

Realistic injuries and Hollywood style makeup are being used to simulate life on the job for ECU paramedicine students.

Stress hormone implicated in Alzheimer’s disease

Thursday, 13 October 2016 News > News > 2016 > 10

A potential link between high levels of the stress hormone cortisol and Alzheimer’s disease has been found in new research.

ECU Media Newsletter - 10 October 2016

Monday, 10 October 2016 News > News > 2016 > 10

The ECU media newsletter is distributed every two weeks. This edition includes experts on clowns, cyber security, entrepreneurship in the arts and workplace safety.

Disability no barrier to joining the team

Friday, 07 October 2016 News > News > 2016 > 09

The benefits of playing team sport for children with cerebral palsy will be examined in a new research project.

Seaweed-free beaches predicted as ocean temperatures rise

Thursday, 06 October 2016 News > News > 2016 > 10

Climate change could put an end to rotting, stinking seaweed on our beaches but while it sounds great, it's definitely not good news.

Electrifying new festival to illuminate Joondalup

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 News > News > 2016 > 09

For four nights in November, buildings around central Joondalup will light up as part of the Kaleidoscope Festival.

A fatty liver could break your heart

Monday, 03 October 2016 News > News > 2016 > 09

Research showing that a diet change can drastically reduce fatty livers, a major risk factor for heart disease, was judged best at the recent Three Minute Thesis competition.

Colours and flowers in abundance during Kambarang season

Monday, 03 October 2016 News > News > 2016 > 09

Buildings at ECU’s three campuses have changed colour – from pink (mirda mokiny) to yellow (yoornt) – signalling the arrival of Kambarang season.

Can we use a simple blood test to detect cancer?

Thursday, 29 September 2016 News > News > 2016 > 10

Researchers have long dreamed of a blood test that could detect cancer. Dr Elin Gray explains how, for certain types of cancer, this dream is becoming a reality.

How does a paleo diet affect your gut health?

Thursday, 29 September 2016 News > News > 2016 > 09

We know a paleo diet can help us lose weight but PhD candidate Angela Genoni wants to learn about potential long term health impacts of the diet.

ECU Media Newsletter - 29 September 2016

Thursday, 29 September 2016 News > News > 2016 > 09

This edition of the fortnightly media newsletter includes experts on the paleo diet and childhood alcoholism.

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