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'App gap' creates new digital divide among young children

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 News > News > 2017 > 11

Researchers are concerned about a growing app gap where digital-savvy toddlers with access to educational apps may be more school-ready than their counterparts.

Internet connected-toys and science teaching under spotlight with $700,000 in research funding

Friday, 10 November 2017 News > News > 2017 > 11

Projects examining the internet of toys and improving the way science teachers engage with their students will share in more the $700,000 in funding from the Australian Research Council.

Health Check: which sports supplements actually work?

Thursday, 09 November 2017 News > News > 2017 > 11

There are thousands of health supplements on the market that claim to increase strength, decrease body fat or improve overall performance. Dr Kristina Kendall examines the scientific evidence behind these claims and outlines which supplements actually work and which to avoid.

Sri Lankan athletes the big winners from partnership with ECU

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 News > News > 2017 > 11

Renowned for their competitiveness on the cricket pitch, Australia and Sri Lanka are setting aside their rivalry in a new project that aims to boost Sri Lanka’s wider sporting abilities on the world stage.

ECU makes strategic appointment in defence

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 News > News > 2017 > 11

Edith Cowan University (ECU) has appointed senior Australian Defence Force officer Dr Andrew Dowse AO to lead the University’s push into the defence sector.

Green vegetables linked with better heart health

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 News > News > 2017 > 10

We know that eating vegetables is good for us. But now new research has shown that vegetables high in nitrate can greatly reduce your chances of dying from heart disease and stroke.

Photography gives glimpse into disadvantaged children’s world

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 News > News > 2017 > 10

What do you get when you send disadvantaged children on a photographic safari hunt with professional level cameras?

Running scared for Halloween

Thursday, 19 October 2017 News > News > 2017 > 10

Have you ever wondered how to escape from a hoard of zombies or a vengeful ghost? ECU researchers share their tips for creepy critters that will take over Joondalup Campus for the Run for it!

The changing face(book) of the family photo album

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 News > News > 2017 > 10

Social media sites have made sharing precious family photos quicker and easier than ever before. But with around 1 billion people uploading images to Facebook each week this convenience could come at a price.

Science or Snake Oil: do men need sperm health supplements?

Monday, 09 October 2017 News > News > 2017 > 10

The producers of the male fertility supplement Menevit claim it promotes sperm health. But Dr Kristina Kendall argues that eating healthier, getting enough exercise and cutting down on alcohol are all better ways to improve your sperm health.

3MT winner top of the class

Monday, 09 October 2017 News > News > 2017 > 10

Improving how we teach very young children, the design of wheelchairs and ‘eccentric’ exercise were all topics covered in the Three Minute Thesis competition held as part of Research Week 2017.

Maggie and Ralph's Recipe for Life

Monday, 09 October 2017 News > News > 2017 > 10

Professor Ralph Martins has teamed up with Maggie Beer to produce a cookbook to help keep your brain healthy.

Not enough racial diversity in Perth day care centres' books

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 News > News > 2017 > 10

Books in some Perth childcare centres do not reflect the racial diversity of Australian society, the majority containing only caucasian characters according to new research from Edith Cowan University.

Morning sickness affects expectant fathers too

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 News > News > 2017 > 10

The plight of pregnant women suffering severe morning sickness or hyperemesis gravidarum has been brought to the fore with the struggles of Princess Kate, however, little is known about how these conditions affect expectant fathers.

Mansplaining Australian cities – we can do something about that

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 News > News > 2017 > 09

How are women's voices missing from the design of buildings and planning of our cities? ECU's Professor Kerry Brown and Dr Dorothy Wardale explain what we can do about it.

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