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Curtin awarded $10.3m in ARC funding for training centre and fellowships

Curtin University has been awarded $3.9 million to lead an ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre, while four Curtin researchers have also been presented $6.3 million in ARC fellowships.

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Curtin awarded $10.3m in ARC funding for training centre and fellowships
Australian TV well behind in accessibility for vision impaired

Thursday 02 Aug 2018By Daniel Jauk

Australian TV well behind in accessibility for vision impaired

Australia is the only English-speaking OECD country in the world that doesn’t require its broadcasters or streaming services to provide audio description. Curtin researchers want to change…

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Could garlic hold the key to curing Alzheimer’s disease?

Thursday 02 Aug 2018By Daniel Jauk

Could garlic hold the key to curing Alzheimer’s disease?

Curtin researchers have also discovered that an odourless aged extract of the root vegetable may help reduce the risk of developing, and even reverse the effects of, Alzheimer’s disease.

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A quarter of the poorest Western Australians do not access the internet

Thursday 02 Aug 2018By Yasmine Phillips

A quarter of the poorest Western Australians do not access the internet

One in four of the poorest households in Western Australia do not have access to the internet compared to almost all of the highest income households, according to the latest BCEC report.

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Brains + grains = gains: a novel decision-making tool for farmers

Wednesday 01 Aug 2018By Kitty Drok

Brains + grains = gains: a novel decision-making tool for farmers

Curtin researchers have designed a novel tool for farmers that’s helping simplify the highly complex economics of grain harvesting and distribution.

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Advancing the treatment of chronic wounds is essential for all Australians

Tuesday 31 Jul 2018By Zoe Taylor

Advancing the treatment of chronic wounds is essential for all Australians

Chronic wounds represent a silent epidemic, affecting 433,000 Australians at any time. Curtin researchers have played a pivotal role in preventing and managing chronic wounds in Australia.

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Cannabinoid plays role in survival rates of mice with pancreatic cancer

Tuesday 31 Jul 2018By Yasmine Phillips

Cannabinoid plays role in survival rates of mice with pancreatic cancer

Mice with pancreatic cancer survived almost three times longer than normal if they were treated with a naturally occurring cannabinoid as well as a popular chemotherapy medication.

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Friend or faux? Inside China’s counterfeit trade

Tuesday 31 Jul 2018By Anita Shore

Friend or faux? Inside China’s counterfeit trade

The economic impact of imported fake goods worldwide is more than US$460 billion, higher than the drug trafficking trade.

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Tuning out the fear

Tuesday 31 Jul 2018By Anne Griffin-Appadoo

Tuning out the fear

We’re all afraid of something, but sometimes fear can overtake our lives. Curtin researchers are examining how we can ‘unlearn’ our irrational fears.

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Lateropulsion sits front and centre on the balance board

Monday 30 Jul 2018By Karen Green

Lateropulsion sits front and centre on the balance board

An Australian research collaboration is investigating whether gaming hardware and software can help with the diagnosis and recovery of lateropulsion in stroke patients.

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