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Curtin study on infrared light paves way to improved crop protection

Curtin University-led research has discovered a way to assess plant disease development using infrared light, opening up new research avenues on the path to improving disease resistance in crops.

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Curtin study on infrared light paves way to improved crop protection
Not home safe and sound: Housing policy has forgotten our older generations

Monday 02 Aug 2021By Karen Green

Not home safe and sound: Housing policy has forgotten our older generations

While politicians and the media remain preoccupied with the housing frustrations of millennials, the issues facing older Australians are becoming more urgent.

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Curtin congratulates nine finalists in the 2021 Premier’s Science Awards

Friday 23 Jul 2021By Lucien Wilkinson

Curtin congratulates nine finalists in the 2021 Premier’s Science Awards

Seven outstanding Curtin researchers and students along with two of the University’s science outreach programs have been named finalists in the 2021 Premier’s Science Awards.

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Tourists flock to Margaret River in a record-breaking season

Friday 23 Jul 2021By Daniel Jauk

Tourists flock to Margaret River in a record-breaking season

The COVID-19 pandemic decimated tourism operators around the world in 2020. But in WA’s Margaret River region, operators bucked the trend, with many recording 2020 as their best ever winter…

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Study finds lifting advice doesn’t stand up for everyone

Thursday 22 Jul 2021By Lucien Wilkinson

Study finds lifting advice doesn’t stand up for everyone

Commonly accepted advice to keep a straight back and squat while lifting in order to avoid back pain has been challenged by new Curtin University research.

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Curtin hosts new ARC training centre with a mission to heal country

Wednesday 21 Jul 2021By Yasmine Phillips

Curtin hosts new ARC training centre with a mission to heal country

Australia’s first Indigenous Chair for Biodiversity and Environmental Science will lead a ground-breaking new Curtin University-based training centre that will drive a diversified restoration…

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Buy now, pay later: the new black or a deep black hole?

Friday 16 Jul 2021By Zoe Taylor

Buy now, pay later: the new black or a deep black hole?

‘Buy now, pay later’ services may be the death of credit cards. But before you cut up your plastic, it’s worth knowing the appeal and pitfalls of these ‘instant gratification’…

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Half of regional mature-age students are at risk of dropping out

Tuesday 13 Jul 2021By Daniel Jauk

Half of regional mature-age students are at risk of dropping out

A new report finds that almost half of regional and remote mature-age university students in Australia are considering deferring or withdrawing, citing a lack of university support.

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International team aims to make musculoskeletal health a global priority

Thursday 08 Jul 2021By Lucien Wilkinson

International team aims to make musculoskeletal health a global priority

A Curtin-led international research team has found the prevention and management of musculoskeletal health is globally under-prioritised and have devised an action plan to address this gap.

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