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Why your smartphone may soon start scanning your veins

Monday, 14 May 2018

Forget passwords and fingerprint scans - ECU research is making what's inside your body the key to security access on devices.

Getting marron in the mood

Thursday, 03 May 2018

Researchers have successfully mated WA’s critically endangered Hairy Marron in an aquarium setting for the first time.

Australia's reptiles may be spreading rat poison through the food chain

Wednesday, 02 May 2018

Humans and endangered native species could be at risk from potentially deadly rat poisons according to new research from ECU.

Children giving endurance athletes a run for their money

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Children's muscles work in a similar way to endurance athletes allowing them to play all day without getting tired, new research has found

Bird futures uncertain in comprehensive review

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Climate-change driven forest fires and human actions are threatening the mound-building birds known as megapodes.

Cancer crusaders recognised

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Research projects using exercise to improve cancer treatments in prostate, breast and bone cancers have received funding from the Cancer Council WA.

Research finds possible mechanism between sleep and Alzheimer’s disease

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

New research suggests poor sleep and particular genetic variations in AQP4 proteins increases amyloid in the brain and potentially raises your risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Research questions self-harm as cry for help

Monday, 29 January 2018

A new review finds that most people who self-harm do it to relieve emotional distress.

Research shows mining boom added $4.8 billion to WA dining sector

Thursday, 21 December 2017

The Western Australian mining boom added $4.8 billion to the state’s dining industry between 2004 and 2015, Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found.

3MT winner top of the class

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Improving how we teach very young children, the design of wheelchairs and ‘eccentric’ exercise were all topics covered in the Three Minute Thesis competition held as part of Research Week 2017.

Connect with the Big Picture at ECU Research Week 2017

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Connections and collaborations are essential to the development of research that makes a real difference to the world around us.

Gut feeling: Mindful menus for the microbiome

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The ECU Nutrition Research Team lead by Professor Amanda Devine and Dr Claus Christophersen have recently translated their research showing benefits of eating resistant starch into a 14 day menu that was featured by Shalin on ABC TV Ask the Doctor, and have now created a cookbook.

New app a game changer for learning fractions

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

A new maths game developed by ECU and St Stephen's School has improved primary school students’ knowledge of fractions by more than 10 per cent over their classmates according to new research.

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