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Literacy on the move

Friday, 04 April 2014 Research > News > 2014 > 04

Singing, balancing, jumping and skipping are all part of a cutting-edge movement program developed by ECU researchers that is helping teach children to read and write.

Birds at risk from dieback

Thursday, 20 March 2014 Research > News > 2014 > 03

Native birds are a little known victim of dieback in the South West of Western Australia according to a new study by ECU researchers.

Melanoma early detection hope

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 Research > News > 2014 > 03

Melanoma could soon be detected in its early stages using a new blood test, thanks to a $450,000 grant to ECU.

Native plum treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 Research > News > 2014 > 03

A native WA plum could be powerful new weapon in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Melanoma research receives funding boost

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 Research > News > 2014 > 03

ECU melanoma researcher Dr Elin Gray will investigate how to better target treatment for cancer patients after being awarded a $750,000 research fellowship

Fresh look at stone-age diet

Friday, 28 February 2014 Research > News > 2014 > 02

ECU researchers are investigating whether eating like a caveman can help protect against diabetes and heart disease.

From times-tables to tablets

Friday, 14 February 2014 Research > News > 2014 > 02

Most children would rather play video games than memorise their times tables. But a new app developed by ECU researchers means they can now do both at the same time.

Universities collaborating not competing? An InSPiRE-ing concept from the West

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 Research > News > 2014 > 02

ECU hosted the opening day of InSPiRE 2014. This event sees WA’s five universities combining their collective expertise to run a unique and invaluable postgraduate research training conference.

PhD India-bound thanks to travel grant

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 Research > News > 2014 > 02

PhD candidate Rashida Murphy will travel to India later this year thanks to a new ECU AsiaBound Research Student Travel Grant.

Life in the fast lane

Monday, 13 January 2014 Research > News > 2013 > 12

The Wambenger is one of a number of small marsupial carnivorous species known for the male of the species mating itself to death and rarely living past 12 months of age.

Kick the car

Friday, 27 December 2013 Research > News > 2013 > 12

In a city dominated by cars Daniel McDonald hopes he can encourage more people to kick the automobile habit and get back on buses, trains and bikes.

Young children’s internet use under the spotlight

Friday, 08 November 2013 Research > News > 2013 > 11

Investigating whether primary school children have the skills to negotiate social media is the focus of a research project which has been awarded $383,899.

Exercise clinic has cancer on the run

Thursday, 31 October 2013 Research > News > 2013 > 10

The latest weapons in the fight against cancer – weightlifting and sprinting – are now available for patients at a state-of-the-art centre in Joondalup.

$561,844 NHMRC grant for cancer research

Monday, 28 October 2013 Research > News > 2013 > 10

A research project to better understand the role exercise plays in counteracting the sexual dysfunction associated with prostate cancer has been given a boost worth $561,844.

RiskSpotter on the up and up

Monday, 02 September 2013 Research > News > 2013 > 09

A new project from ECU’s Centre for Innovative Practice will improve risk awareness by utilising tablet technology.

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