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Groundbreaking study on the internet habits of teenagers

Monday, 06 February 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 02

Almost a quarter of teenagers are online for four or more hours a day on non-school-related work, a new study by ECU researchers has found.


International partnership stands the test of time

Friday, 03 February 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 02

ECU researchers are collaborating with colleagues at Kobe University in Japan to better understand how the human body responds to exercise.


ECU researcher named in Australia Day honours

Friday, 27 January 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 01

Professor Caroline Taylor has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her work with social welfare organisations.


Skin cancer protection at ECU

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 01

Melanoma researcher Professor Mel Ziman is engaging with local organisations to safeguard their workers against the harmful UV rays that cause melanoma.


Celebrating research success

Friday, 02 December 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 12

A researcher who developed an iPad app to replace traditional paper-based marking of student work has been named the ECU Innovator of the Year for 2012.


New test for Alzheimer's

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 11

Mental health illness accounts for 25 per cent of the health burden in Australia.

The newly created Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Mental Health has been awarded $23 million from the federal government to develop diagnostics and early treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Schizophrenia and other related disorders.


Children our most precious resource

Tuesday, 29 November 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 11

FBI agents, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and leading researchers have attended an international child protection conference at ECU.


Professor Donna Cross named WA Australian of the Year

Monday, 21 November 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 11

Professor Donna Cross has been named the WA Australian of the Year 2012, in recognition of her work to improve the health and wellbeing of young people.


Research@ECU Child Health Promotion Research Centre

Friday, 18 November 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 11

ECU’s Child Health Promotion Research Centre (CHPRC) is a multi-disciplinary research team led by Associate Professor Stacey Waters.

The work of the CHPRC is documented in this edition of ECU’s innovative series, Research@ECU.


Vibration therapy to help prostate cancer patients

Thursday, 17 November 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 11

Researchers have been awarded $55,000 to investigate how vibration therapy could help in the fight against prostate cancer.


Kids and Technology

Wednesday, 16 November 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 11

Two leading Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers will explore how children use the internet, the dangers they are exposed to and the strategies required to stay safe, at a free public lecture at the Mount Lawley Campus.
 
School of Communications and Arts Professor Lelia Green and ECU Sellenger Centre for Research in Law, Justice and Social Change Associate Director Dr Julian Dooley will deliver the lecture, entitled Kids and Technology, on Tuesday, 6 December 2011 at 5.30pm.


Health and Wellness Institute receive Premier’s recognition

Tuesday, 15 November 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 11

ECU’s Health and Wellness Institute has been awarded a top three spot at the 2011 Premier’s Awards.


ECU researchers sharing expertise with Australian Defence Force

Friday, 11 November 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 11

ECU researchers have been invited to share their expertise with the Australian Defence Force (ADF).


Funding awarded to tackle prostate cancer

Thursday, 03 November 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 11

Researchers have been awarded nearly $400,000 to investigate how physical exercise can help in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer.


Aussie kids early adopters online

Thursday, 03 November 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 11

Australian children are among the earliest in the world to use the internet, but three in 10 have been bothered by something online. This is more than twice as many as the 12 per cent average for 25 other countries.


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