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Energy density, dairy ‘not associated with increased obesity risk’

Friday, 28 August 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine August 2015 > 2015 > 08

Some people steer away from the cheese aisle, thinking that this will help reduce their risk of obesity. Yet the evidence for this notion is more limited than many might think.

Fishing catch research pinpoints best assessment method

Friday, 28 August 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine August 2015 > 2015 > 08

ECU researchers are working on tools to improve future fishing management and conservation by developing effective geostatistical methods with which to model the spatial distributions of recreational fishing catch rates.

Melanoma mystery could lie in PAX3

Friday, 28 August 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine August 2015 > 2015 > 08

Every square millimetre of your skin has thousands of what are called melanocytes – cells that produce the pigment found in your skins, eyes and hair.

Forensic reports pose ethical dilemmas

Friday, 28 August 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine August 2015 > 2015 > 08

The tools used by psychologists are imperfect so we have to be careful how we use them and careful in how we report our findings so the courts are aware of those concerns.

Benefits of palliative care warrant earlier introduction

Friday, 28 August 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine August 2015 > 2015 > 08

Improvements in nutrition and healthcare see us living longer, but we are more likely to have multiple life-threatening conditions by the time we die. Our healthcare system has yet to adapt to this new paradigm.

Blood biomarkers aid in Alzheimer’s battle

Friday, 28 August 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine August 2015 > 2015 > 08

Local researchers are developing an effective low-cost screening tool to facilitate Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis for the first time by analysing different combinations of proteins in blood.

Teaching new tricks: Sustainable dietary change for the elderly

Friday, 28 August 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine August 2015 > 2015 > 08

In the long and costly struggle against dementia, as the world’s population increases and ages, nutrition education appears to offer a relatively cheap and lasting method of intervention among those approaching the risk zone - our community’s seniors.

Study shines light on triathlete strategy

Friday, 28 August 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine August 2015 > 2015 > 08

When a triathlete prepares for the gruelling race ahead, the strategies they develop for how they will swim, cycle and ride the distance ahead can be influential on their performance.

Mysteries of the heart continue to confound our response

Friday, 28 August 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine August 2015 > 2015 > 08

The standard Hollywood representation of a heart attack, like many dramatisations of life-threatening events, over-simplifies what is in reality a complex and variable medical emergency that is only slowly yielding its secrets to medical researchers.

Heavy weightlifting can boost power output

Friday, 28 August 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine August 2015 > 2015 > 08

Post-activation potentiation research suggests stronger individuals capable of higher outputs sooner after conditioning activity than other people.

Kimberley reef life considered on a microscopic level

Friday, 28 August 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine August 2015 > 2015 > 08

Using cutting-edge genomic analyses researchers are investigating how the Kimberley marine environment’s unique conditions affect organism movement in the region.

Balanced, low GI breakfast may benefit teenage girls

Friday, 28 August 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine August 2015 > 2015 > 08

WA researchers have found an association between breakfast composition and Metabolic syndrome in adolescent girls, but not boys.

Research uncovers the power of waste heat

Friday, 28 August 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine August 2015 > 2015 > 08

Low-grade waste heat long been thought of as a nuisance may now be harnessed to produce electricity and desalinate sea water.

Cadmium levels suggest osteoporosis risk

Friday, 28 August 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine August 2015 > 2015 > 08

Levels of cadmium in urine can be a significant predictor for bone mineral density among older women – with higher levels associate with lower bone health.

Kings Park reptiles resilient in face of fire

Friday, 28 August 2015 Faculties > Health, Engineering and Science > News and events > COHESION Magazine > Articles > COHESION Magazine August 2015 > 2015 > 08

Kings Park’s reptile population has overcome 20 years of bushfire, urbanisation and feral predation to maintain similar species diversity to that recorded in 1995.

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