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Parole’s rap sheet up for debate at ECU Research Week

Thursday, 13 September 2018

How, when and why should we be releasing criminals back into the community and what does the community think about parole?

Brussels sprouts and broccoli linked with lower fall risk in elderly

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Eating Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage or broccoli can help older people avoid falls, new research has found.

Preparing paramedics with VR

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Virtual Reality is being used to train and prepare the next generation of paramedics to respond to mass casualty events such as terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

School systems failing gifted students – expert

Monday, 13 August 2018

There's a lot more we can be doing to help the best and brightest students achieve  their potential according to Dr Eileen Slater.

Research to examine impact of Revenge porn

Thursday, 02 August 2018

Volunteers are needed for a study that will examine the experiences and consequences for women who have been victims of image-based abuse.

Aboriginal students reap great rewards from boarding school - but face unique challenges

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Many Indigenous students from remote areas overcome unique challenges to attend boarding school, and in doing so, reap clear benefits including employability, access to positive social networks and an improved sense of empowerment according to new ECU research.

World-first blood test to detect deadly melanoma in early stage patients

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

A blood test that can detect melanoma in its early stages has been developed by ECU's Melanoma Research Group.

Warming up to the benefits of stretching

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Stretching doesn't improve athletic performance, but it may provide psychological benefits new research has found.

$300,000 for Huntington’s disease home therapy program

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

People with Huntington's disease will be able to independently undertake therapy thanks to a major grant.

Aussie digging mammals vital to iconic Tuarts

Monday, 09 July 2018

How can a tiny Quenda help save towering Tuarts?  It's all in the diet...

Asia Pacific health security comes into focus

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

ECU researchers will be part of a multi-million dollar research project aimed at improving the health system of Fiji to combat deadly waterborne diseases.

Computer science expert joins ECU

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Professor David Suter has joined ECU’s School of Science as a Professorial Research Fellow in the area of computer vision and machine learning.

New Joondalup brain lab aims to get people moving

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

A new lab that aims to help people who have suffered neurological damage get moving again has been set up in Joondalup.

Blood test better than a poke in the eye

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

People diagnosed with a deadly form of cancer will no longer face the prospect of having a needle inserted into their eye thanks to a new blood test.

ECU doubles up in WA technology awards

Monday, 18 June 2018

Projects that will improve WA school kids’ skills in fractions and their knowledge of cyber security have won ECU two prestigious technology excellence awards.

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