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Flavonoid Research

Living Longer

Today, modern science is uncovering mounting evidence for a group of compounds with the potential to help ward off an early death.

They're called flavonoids, and taking them doesn't require expensive pills or drinks. In fact, they're probably already in your fruit bowl.

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Huntington's

Predicting disease

Edith Cowan University researchers have developed a new assessment tool that can predict the onset of Huntington’s disease, paving the way for more targeted treatment for sufferers of this rare genetic disorder.

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Environmental Management

Fighting disease

Researchers from Edith Cowan University are at the forefront of the fight against water-related diseases in the IndoPacific Region, with a focus on Fiji.

Unlike traditional medical research, the research team is intent on making a positive impact on human health through environmental management.

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Triage VR Simulation

Emergency Response

The Virtual Reality Mass Casualty Triage Simulator, developed by a team of researchers at ECU, is an innovative educational application that provides high fidelity training for mass casualty incidents to paramedics and tertiary paramedical science students.

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Arresting Aliteracy

Reading for Life

ECU literacy researcher Dr Margaret Merga is developing strategies to prevent the rise of aliteracy – teenagers who have developed the basic mechanics of literacy, but are uninterested in continuing to read for pleasure in adulthood

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Harnessing data to prevent injuries

On the playing field

For top-tier athletes or weekend warriors, playing sports is valuable for physical coordination, fitness, and self-esteem, and teaches important lessons about teamwork and discipline. Professor Caroline Finch at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia, is ensuring competitors at every level stay on the field, thanks to her research on sports-injury prevention, education and awareness.

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Suboptimal Health

A powerful predictive treatment

Suboptimal health is the state between health and disease. ECU's Professor Wei Wang, who coined the term in 2009, and has developed a tool to measure suboptimal health status, says the concept is the key to delivering predictive, preventive, and personalised medicine.

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Brain Injury Rehabilitation for Indigenous peoples

Bridging the gap

Edith Cowan University research is driving the provision of critical rehabilitation for brain-injured Indigenous patients otherwise hindered by geographical and cultural barriers.

This ground-breaking project has spearheaded international collaborations with other countries where colonisation has created health challenges for Indigenous peoples.

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ACRISP

Joining the world's best

Edith Cowan University is one of only 11 international research centres chosen by the International Olympic Committee to study the prevention of and treatment of sports injuries and illness.

This elite group of researchers across multiple disciplines is delivering ground-breaking insights and new knowledge that bridge elite sport, community sports and public health.

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Solar Glass

Greening the future

Researchers at Edith Cowan University have developed a high-tech type of glass that uses nanotechnology to harvest solar energy from the sun.

The energy-harvesting clear glass can generate up to 50 watts of power per square metre of surface area while still allowing visible light to pass through.

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Pianos

Research-informed restoration

It was the first piano to arrive in Australia. Now, more than 200 years later, the First Fleet fortepiano will make a return journey to the UK to be rehabilitated by master restorers.

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Haemochromatosis

Full blood count

Researchers have developed a way to use data already gathered in Australia’s most commonly ordered blood test to detect the iron overload disorder HFE Haemochromatosis.

Haemochromatosis is a common genetic disorder that affects people of Northern European descent and results in too much iron being absorbed by the body.

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Spinal cord

Hope for the injured

It's vital that people with spinal cord injuries remain physically ready for the breakthroughs on the near horizon.

A form of strength training rarely used on spinal cord patients due to concerns about its intensity has been shown to deliver a raft of health benefits in a small but potentially ground-breaking study by Edith Cowan University.

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Seagrass

Global impact

Edith Cowan University's ground-breaking marine science research will inform global climate change policy for years to come.

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Bone Scans

Early warning signs

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.

The scans can detect a build-up of calcium in the aorta, which researchers found was closely associated the risk of suffering a heart attack.

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Metal Filtration

Clean the world

It may look like a simple piece of aluminium foil, but when added to wastewater this high-tech strip of iron can remove impurities in just minutes.

The breakthrough offers new applications in the mining, textile and other industries where large amounts of wastewater are produced.

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Exercise is medicine

A world first

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 safer world

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.

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Cyber Security

A safer world

Fingerprints are fast-disappearing as a secure means to access smartphones – cyber criminals have found ways around it.

However, Edith Cowan University’s Security Research Institute is developing a biometric security system that scans both your fingerprint and the veins in your finger.

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