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Cancer crusaders recognised

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Research projects using exercise to improve cancer treatments in prostate, breast and bone cancers have received funding from the Cancer Council WA.

Research finds possible mechanism between sleep and Alzheimer’s disease

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

New research suggests poor sleep and particular genetic variations in AQP4 proteins increases amyloid in the brain and potentially raises your risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Research questions self-harm as cry for help

Monday, 29 January 2018

A new review finds that most people who self-harm do it to relieve emotional distress.

Research shows mining boom added $4.8 billion to WA dining sector

Thursday, 21 December 2017

The Western Australian mining boom added $4.8 billion to the state’s dining industry between 2004 and 2015, Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found.

3MT winner top of the class

Thursday, 19 October 2017

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.

Connect with the Big Picture at ECU Research Week 2017

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Connections and collaborations are essential to the development of research that makes a real difference to the world around us.

Gut feeling: Mindful menus for the microbiome

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The ECU Nutrition Research Team lead by Professor Amanda Devine and Dr Claus Christophersen have recently translated their research showing benefits of eating resistant starch into a 14 day menu that was featured by Shalin on ABC TV Ask the Doctor, and have now created a cookbook.

New app a game changer for learning fractions

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

A new maths game developed by ECU and St Stephen's School has improved primary school students’ knowledge of fractions by more than 10 per cent over their classmates according to new research.

Put your foot down on diabetes

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Walking down stairs can help prevent diabetes new research has found.

Ethical supervisors are the elusive spark of students’ prosocial behaviour

Friday, 17 March 2017 Research > News > 2017 > 03

Researchers have examined whether ethical supervisors could have a positive influence on the behaviour of their students.

Soil linked to antibiotic resistent bacteria

Monday, 06 March 2017

Soils containing even small amounts of metals are more likely to contain strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria, according to new research from Edith Cowan University.

Older people who care for others live longer

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 Research > News > 2017 > 1

Grandparents who care for their grandchildren live up to a five years longer than those who don’t according to new research from Edith Cowan University.

New principal supervisors on a new pathway

Friday, 02 December 2016 Research > News > 2016 > 12

Principal Supervisor Accreditation Program (PSAP) participants are completing their portfolios, with the hope of becoming principal supervisors in 2017.

Re-introducing the trautonium to a new audience

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 Research > News > 2016 > 06

With only a handful of examples of this antique synthesiser left in the world, a WAAPA research student decided to build her own.

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