Medical breakthrough for Australia’s most common cancer.

After radiation therapy

Kate Purnell

March 11, 2019

Radiation therapy has undergone major advances over the past five years, particularly as a therapy for treating skin cancer. A nationwide team of radiation oncologists have been applying new radiotherapy techniques when treating patients suffering from the most common types of skin cancer. The...

Market updates

Perth Labor Federal MP at Inglewood Night Markets with volunteers

Razia Osmani, Reporter

March 11, 2019

If you love great food, the outdoors or buying fresh local produce than look no further than Perth’s market scene. At the markets you can experience international food, buy fresh fruit, veggies and so much more, here is a list of places you can try. City of Perth The Twilight Hawkers Market: ...

Dolphins under threat

Two dolphins swimming in the ocean

Abby Marlborough, ECU Reporter

May 24, 2018

Along our Western Australian coastline, marine life can be seen on a daily basis - but what if our marine mammals were under threat?   A recent study published by the Royal Society, calls for dolphin interaction regulations to be managed, as an increasing amount of evidence shows swimmers and boats can alter dolphin behaviour. R...

Turtles like local love

Olive Ridley turtles CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Abby Marlborough, Reporter

May 24, 2018

A recent study published by Flinders University, has revealed how an endangered turtle will not travel to find a mate due to seasonal ocean currents. The report claims the species of sea turtle, called Olive Ridley, will not travel large distances to find a mate when ocean currents are not favourable. ...

Long legs are a girl’s best friend

Which is more attractive?

Bella Sardelis, Reporter

May 24, 2018

New research released by the University of Cambridge, suggests that women prefer men who have long legs. Scientists found that women think long-legged men are more attractive. The research suggests that this may be because long legs may indicate a socioeconomic privilege, while an average ratio might ...

Hypertension: The biggest killer

Hypertension: The biggest killer

Olivia Morris, Reporter

May 24, 2018

High blood pressure is the biggest killer worldwide, accounting for more than 10 million deaths a year. A global study involving Perth researchers has revealed that more than one-third of people have high blood pressure and are unaware of it. High blood pressure is a condition also known as “Hypertension”,...

Do diabetes devices work?

Do diabetes devices work?

Yoshitaa Thadhani, ECU Reporter

May 17, 2018

A new UWA study is testing the long term effectiveness of flash glucose monitoring devices and could possibly lead to the replacement of the needle and make it easier for diabetics to monitor their blood sugar levels. A study is led by UWA Professor Tim Davis and research nurse Penny Dwyer. Accordi...

Warm water threatening penguins

Penguins in Antartica

Bella Sardelis, Reporter

May 17, 2018

An Australian team is uncovering new insights into how new streams of warm water are entering Antarctica, melting ice and endangering penguins. According to the Australian Academy of Science, climate change is the pattern of the weather and it relates to changes in oceans, land surfaces and ice sheets, ...

Are UV smartphone apps effective ?

Are UV smartphone apps effective ?

Venine Palm, Reporter

May 17, 2018

These days there's an app for almost every problem. Smartphone apps are increasingly being used in all aspects of the health sector, from calorie counters, pedometer apps, and exercise guides to now even having apps for measuring the amount of sun exposure a person gets in a day. Researcher Dr Elk...

Enhancing robotic limbs

Will the future put more power in our punches?

Nicholas Smith, Feature writer

May 15, 2018

Devices that restore mobility to amputees and injured people have been in use since pirates started strapping on peg legs but new research is blending robotics and prosthetics - restoring the ability to not only walk, but also to run. With the advances in modern technology, there is a good possibility...

The fires in the sky

Beach camping under the stars. Green Head, Western Australia.

Linton Price, Feature writer

May 13, 2018

Stars exploding is something we've seen in movies or read about in books countless times over, but how does something as massive as a actually explode? In late March Dr Gemma Anderson spoke at Astrofest, a yearly festival held at Curtin University, about the amazing field of transient astronomy: the...

Saving sea stars

An unhealthy sea star

Angie Colman, Feature writer

May 12, 2018

The marine ecosystem of the West American Coastline was devastated in 2013 to 2015 by a massive disease epidemic that killed off thousands of starfish. The worst of it seems to be over but scientists are still puzzling over what happened. It spanned from near Vancouver, all the way down to San Diego,...

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