Edith Cowan University

Exercise is Medicine

A world first

Until recently, the advice given to cancer patients during their treatment was to get plenty of rest.

Now, Genesis Cancer Clinic in Joondalup, Western Australia, has an exercise clinic set up next to their treatment suites. So patients can receive supervised prescribed exercise programs on the same day they receive their chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

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Melanoma Research

A world first

Edith Cowan University researchers have developed the world's first blood test capable of detecting melanoma in its early stages, a breakthrough that will save thousands of lives, as well as millions of dollars for the health system.

In a trial involving 105 people with melanoma and 104 healthy controls, the blood test was able to detect early stage melanoma in 79 per cent of cases...

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Cyber Research

A safer world

Manufacturers may favour fingerprints over passcodes to allow access to smartphones, but ECU researchers already see the technology as nearing obsolescence.

That’s why they’re developing a new biometric security system that combines your fingerprint with a simultaneous scan of the veins in your finger...

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