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Taking the panic out of pandemic

Wednesday, 04 March 2020 News > News > 2020 > 03

In the wake of Australia’s first coronavirus-related death on Sunday, the nation now has just a small window of opportunity to avoid hitting the panic button.

Research backs call for more life-saving helicopters in WA

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

New research from Edith Cowan University has strengthened the case for widening WA’s network of rescue helicopters beyond the existing two RAC Rescue Helicopters.

The dairy dilemma: low-fat is not necessarily better for kids

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

Children who consume full-fat dairy products do not show an increased risk of obesity or heart disease, according to an Edith Cowan University (ECU) research finding that raises questions about the current dietary advice for children.

NHMRC study to home in on a global killer

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 News > News > 2020 > 02

ECU researchers are part of a collaborative team that has won a $728,455 grant from the NHMRC to develop new ways of diagnosing sepsis.

ECU recognised as a gender equality leader again in 2020

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 News > News > 2020 > 02

ECU has been named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for the fourth year in a row – one of only three organisations in the state to receive the prestigious citation and the only WA university.

ECU teachers are a cut above

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 News > News > 2020 > 02

The depth of teaching talent at Edith Cowan University (ECU) was recognised this week with several national teaching awards.

More and more parents are choosing to educate their children at home - why aren't we supporting them?

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 News > News > 2020 > 02

With nearly 20,000 Australian children now being taught by their parents at home, education researchers are calling for greater support for the sector.

New ECU cyber security scholarships to boost gender equality

Friday, 21 February 2020 News > News > 2020 > 02

A new cyber security scholarship has been created at ECU to encourage more women to study and work in the sector.

ECU researcher set to make Bunbury Most Accessible Community in WA

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 News > News > 2020 > 02

Edith Cowan University (ECU) PhD student Adam Johnson has paved the way for the City of Bunbury to one day be named the Most Accessible Regional City in Western Australia (MARCIA).

New $50m Science Building heralds new education era

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 News > News > 2020 > 02

ECU opens a new state-of-the-art Science Building at its Joondalup campus

How exercise is 'medicine' for cancer

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 News > News > 2020 > 02

WA Scientist of the Year Professor Rob Newton is on a mission: to save the lives of as many cancer patients as possible through tailored exercise intervention. Tune in to the latest episode of ECU’s research podcast – Body of Knowledge.

Research uncovers new path for melanoma detection and treatment

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 News > News > 2020 > 02

A new way to spot melanoma cells circulating in the blood has the potential to significantly improve the monitoring of cancer patients and guide future treatment.

'Women my age tend to drink - it’s normal'

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 News > News > 2020 > 02

Women aged 50–70 are more likely than younger women to consume alcohol at levels that exceed low risk drinking guidelines – and most think that’s just perfectly fine.

Four outstanding West Australians honoured at ECU graduations

Monday, 10 February 2020 News > News > 2020 > 02

Four distinguished leaders in Noongar culture, motorsport, community health care and midwifery were formally honoured by ECU in multiple graduation ceremonies that saw 2200 students complete their studies at the weekend.

New NHMRC study will zero in on Alzheimer’s prevention

Thursday, 06 February 2020 News > News > 2020 > 02

ECU researchers Associate Professor Simon Laws and Dr Stephanie Rainey-Smith are part of a collaborative team that has won a $488,725 NHMRC grant to pinpoint why Alzheimer’s disease strikes people at different ages and at different rates of progression.

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