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How we’re helping flatten the curve in indigenous communities

Thursday, 23 April 2020 News > News > 2020 > 04

ECU’s Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is making sure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have accurate and culturally appropriate information to combat COVID-19.

Good news for the wheat sensitive among us

Thursday, 23 April 2020 News > News > 2020 > 04

New research has heralded a promising step for sufferers of wheat sensitivity or allergy. A joint project between ECU and CSIRO has revealed key insights about the proteins causing two of the most common types of wheat sensitivity -- non-coeliac wheat sensitivity (NCWS) and occupational asthma (baker’s asthma).

Tuning into dolphin chatter could boost conservation efforts

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 News > News > 2020 > 04

Researchers from Edith Cowan University (ECU) and Curtin University have moved an important step closer to using sound rather than sight to track individual dolphin activity.

Their study, which has potential implications for dolphin communities around the world, investigated whether there was a way to attribute unique whistles to individual bottlenose dolphins living in Western Australia’s Swan River.

ECU to shed light on Australian wellbeing during COVID-19

Monday, 20 April 2020 News > News > 2020 > 04

The impact of COVID-19 on Australian mental and physical health will be investigated in a project launched at ECU this week. Researchers Dr Shane Rogers and Dr Travis Cruickshank are surveying Australian people to better understand their experiences and concerns in the current COVID-19 climate.

ECU staff and students Honour Roll

Friday, 17 April 2020 News > News > 2020 > 04

ECU's new Honour Roll celebrates the significant achievements and awards presented to our staff and students.

How green space can keep the blues at bay

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 News > News > 2020 > 04

How can you keep your mind and body strong while stuck at home during COVID-19? Ecology and health expert Professor Pierre Horwitz from Edith Cowan University believes the key is to get outside and breathe some fresh air.

Tips for seniors to stick with exercises at home

Thursday, 09 April 2020 News > News > 2020 > 04

In these challenging times we all need to create a new reality or ‘new normal’ in our everyday lives. These tips may help seniors maintain their motivation and stick with exercise routines while at home.

When a pandemic strikes in Year 12

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 News > News > 2020 > 03

Anxiety levels often soar in Year 12, but COVID-19 adds another layer of stress. However, according to ECU Associate Professor Joanne Dickson ‘threats’ also create opportunities, such as developing new skills and the prospect of personal growth.

Pandemic poses dangerous balance for essential frontline workers

Monday, 30 March 2020 News > News > 2020 > 03

Will essential frontline workers simply stop turning up to work? That is a question that ECU's Associate Professor Erin Smith has been asking for over a decade.

New research offers fresh hope for early Alzheimer's diagnosis

Monday, 30 March 2020 News > News > 2020 > 03

A global team of researchers has discovered a new biomarker that could be used to detect Alzheimer’s disease decades before symptoms emerge.

Working from home requires a changing mindset

Thursday, 26 March 2020 News > News > 2020 > 03

With remoting working becoming an urgent challenge for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor of Work and Wellbeing Tim Bentley explores the pros and cons of working from home.

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus: FAQs for ECU staff and students (with Chinese translation)

Thursday, 19 March 2020 News > News > 2020 > 02

We've collated answers to the most frequently asked questions by ECU staff and students regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

ECU South West dean honoured in WA Women’s Hall of Fame

Friday, 13 March 2020 News > News > 2020 > 03

ECU South West Campus Dean Lyn Farrell was officially inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame at a gala event held in front of hundreds of guests at Government House on International Women’s Day.

Uncertain future for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Thursday, 12 March 2020 News > News > 2020 > 03

The Coronavirus pandemic currently spreading around the world is posing a serious threat to the 2020 Olympics opening in Tokyo in 24 July. The postponement or cancellation of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo would be unprecedented in peacetime.

ECU joins forces with WA Women's Hall of Fame

Thursday, 05 March 2020 News > News > 2020 > 03

Edith Cowan University (ECU) officially launched a partnership with the WA Women’s Hall of Fame at ECU’s International Women’s Day celebration on 6 March.

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