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Ask kids how they want to learn: study

Friday, 01 February 2019

Teachers should be asking five-year-olds how they want to be taught at school, according to new research from ECU.

Bringing science to the pub and the plate

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Pale ale loving hipsters of the world rejoice, a new ECU research team is bringing cutting edge technology to the world of brewing to make your beer taste better.

What’s driving WA’s 'tough on crime’ mentality?

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Western Australians are ill-informed about the criminal justice system, fuelling a ‘get tough on crime’ mentality that is at odds with how the system actually works.

ECU Wins Olympic Selection

Thursday, 10 January 2019

A new ECU research centre is one of only 11 worldwide to be selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to study the prevention and treatment of sports injuries and illness.

Study will trace deadly germ’s move into the community

Monday, 17 December 2018

Researchers will track how a deadly bacteria moves through the community thanks to a major grant.

Teen access to online pornography under the spotlight

Monday, 10 December 2018

The emotional impact of teenagers’ access to online sexual content will be investigated by Edith Cowan University (ECU) in a bid to provide harm reduction strategies.

Battle of the sexes key in marketing to China

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Understanding gender and generational differences within the Chinese population is key to cashing in on Australia’s biggest tourism market, according to new research from Edith Cowan University

Who’s groping who in nightclubs these days?

Thursday, 29 November 2018

It is more socially acceptable for women to be 'handsy' in a nightclubs than men, new research has found.

WA's abalone reminds migrants of home

Monday, 26 November 2018

For four days every summer Perth’s beaches are teeming with Asian immigrants eager to catch their share of abalone, but what’s really behind the fascination?

Mediterranean diet key to delaying Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, 07 November 2018

Eating a Mediterranean diet could delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease by years, new research has found.

Seagrass unexpected protector of marine history

Friday, 02 November 2018

Seagrass meadows are safeguarding shipwrecks off of the Australian coast, with Edith Cowan University researchers likening them to security vaults for priceless cultural artefacts.

Fresh purpose for agricultural waste

Monday, 22 October 2018

Canola stalks and lupin straw can be used to filter lead from wastewater, new research has found.

Mentoring as a tool against African youth crime

Monday, 08 October 2018

Peer mentoring programs may prevent crime and violence among African youth, according to the early findings of new ECU research.

Lawyers have unhealthy concerns about weight

Thursday, 04 October 2018

An obsession with their body weight and shape could be contributing to the elevated stress levels of lawyers and law students, according to new research.

Metal invention strips impurities from wastewater

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Researchers have developed a crystalline alloy that can strip impurities from wastewater in just minutes.

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