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Could acupuncture help ward off diabetes?

It’s been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of illnesses — and now a new study shows acupuncture could also help fight one of the 21st century’s biggest health challenges.

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A new roadmap to save Australia’s seagrasses 

New research has painted a grim picture for the future of Australia’s seagrass meadows, with some areas under threat of decimation from coastal development, marine sediments and climate change.

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Sex-specific immune response in COVID-19 linked to product of cellular metabolism

Researchers from Yale University and Edith Cowan University studying COVID-19 patients have found a metabolic pathway that is highly correlated with immune responses only in male patients, who are known to be more likely to suffer severe cases and die of the disease, representing a potential target for therapeutic intervention.

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Cleaning up our act for health and coral

Untreated sewage and wastewater dumped into the sea are damaging marine ecosystems and contaminating coastal fisheries and water sources around the world, affecting more than 4.5 billion people.

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Mangroves act as ocean plastic sinks

An international research project has discovered that sediments and mangroves are trapping much of the plastic that ends up in the world oceans.

Trust trumps technology in flexible work future

Trust trumps technology in flexible work future

Many companies are tackling this issue with myriad new digital surveillance technologies, but a team of remote working experts from Edith Cowan University’s School of Business and Law have found one method is the most effective of all.

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Seagrass paves the way for a carbon-neutral Rotto

The stunning turquoise bays of Rottnest Island could be key to a carbon-neutral future for Perth’s favourite island getaway, according to new research from Edith Cowan University and The University of Western Australia.