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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.

Bone scans get to heart of the matter

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Bone density scans that are routinely performed to identify the risk of fractures could also give and early warning for heart attacks and strokes new research has found.

ECU welcomes two new international experts in personalised medicine

Friday, 08 June 2018

Edith Cowan University has played a key role in attracting two UK-based, world-leading researchers to WA to boost the State’s capabilities in the area of phenomics.

Families fall through gap in ice research

Tuesday, 05 June 2018

The families of methamphetamine users are an untapped resources that could aid in their treatment and recovery a new discussion paper argues.

Pine invasion threatens South West native forests

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Logging plantations need to switch from exotic pines to eucalypts to protect native forests.

Client data potentially at risk due to lawyers’ lack of cybersecurity

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Confidential and highly sensitive client data is at risk of exposure according to the authors of new research on the cyber security practices of lawyers.

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.

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