[ASC-media] FW: COHESION Magazine - May 2013 Edition

Nardia BORDAS n.bordas at ecu.edu.au
Fri May 31 08:48:56 CEST 2013


Greetings, Science Fans!
We're delighted to announce our Faculty magazine COHESION is now fully digital, making it simpler than ever to share our scientific achievements with the wider community.  Please feel free to forward this message to family and friends, who are welcome to contact me if they'd like to subscribe to COHESION, join our regular Natural Sciences list or receive more information on a particular story.
In science,
Nardia Bordas
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Subject: COHESION Magazine - May 2013 Edition

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Message from the editor

COHESION Magazine goes digital

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We made the decision to relaunch the Faculty's magazine as an entirely digital magazine after many years as a print-based product. We will continue to bring many interesting articles highlighting the very varied research conducted within the Faculty, along with the ability to bring you galleries of images, and the occasional video.

We are excited to be moving forward with this new era of our magazine, and we welcome your feedback and input which can be sent to the COHESION team at cohesion at ecu.edu.au<mailto:cohesion at ecu.edu.au>.

Professor Will Stock
Editor




Marine carbon holds trading potential

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Australia is surrounded by seagrass meadows potentially worth $5.2 billion on international carbon markets, according to a team of researchers lead by Professor Paul Lavery from the School of Natural Sciences & Centre for marine Ecosystems Research.

The researchers reached the figure after investigating 18 seagrass habitats around Australia and calculating the amount of so-called Blue Carbon stored by the marine vegetation. more<http://www.ecu.edu.au/faculties/computing-health-and-science/news-and-events/cohesion-magazine/editions/2013/may-2013/articles/cohesion-0513/2013/05/marine-carbon-holds-trading-potential>


Engineering and ICT

Smart bots out-game human hunters
Advances in artificial intelligence have seen smart bots become almost indistinguishable from human players. more<http://www.ecu.edu.au/faculties/computing-health-and-science/news-and-events/cohesion-magazine/editions/2013/may-2013/articles/cohesion-0513/2013/05/smart-bots-out-game-human-hunters>




Wireless monitors set to repel island invader
ECU developed biosecurity protects island from Asian House Gecko. more<http://www.ecu.edu.au/faculties/computing-health-and-science/news-and-events/cohesion-magazine/editions/2013/may-2013/articles/cohesion-0513/2013/05/wireless-monitors-set-to-repel-island-invader>




Search and destroy lasers used in the fight against weeds
Laser technology to change the way farmers target and eliminate weeds. more<http://www.ecu.edu.au/faculties/computing-health-and-science/news-and-events/cohesion-magazine/editions/2013/may-2013/articles/cohesion-0513/2013/05/search-and-destroy-lasers-used-in-the-fight-against-weeds>



Environment and Sustainability

WA land owned increasingly by conservation and mining
Pastoral leases are increasing being used purposes other than grazing. more<http://www.ecu.edu.au/faculties/computing-health-and-science/news-and-events/cohesion-magazine/editions/2013/may-2013/articles/cohesion-0513/2013/05/wa-land-owned-increasingly-by-conservation-and-mining>




Seagrass light stress bioindicators established
Scientists identify robust bioindicators of light stress for monitoring seagrass. more<http://www.ecu.edu.au/faculties/computing-health-and-science/news-and-events/cohesion-magazine/editions/2013/may-2013/articles/cohesion-0513/2013/05/seagrass-light-stress-bioindicators-established>




Lichen measures atmospheric heavy-metal levels in Collie
Lichen could be an affordable means to detect atmospheric heavy metals. more<http://www.ecu.edu.au/faculties/computing-health-and-science/news-and-events/cohesion-magazine/editions/2013/may-2013/articles/cohesion-0513/2013/05/lichen-measures-atmospheric-heavy-metal-levels-in-collie>




Carnaby's food of choice: non-native pines
Endangered Carnaby's cockatoos are using pine trees as fast food. more<http://www.ecu.edu.au/faculties/computing-health-and-science/news-and-events/cohesion-magazine/editions/2013/may-2013/articles/cohesion-0513/2013/05/carnabys-food-of-choice-non-native-pines>



Health and Wellness

Hepatitis B epidemic demands urgent public health policy changes
An estimated two billion people world-wide are infected with Hepatitis B. more<http://www.ecu.edu.au/faculties/computing-health-and-science/news-and-events/cohesion-magazine/editions/2013/may-2013/articles/cohesion-0513/2013/05/hepatitis-b-epidemic-demands-urgent-public-health-policy-changes>




Early failure a key to turning back the clock
Fewer, heavier lifts increased ability to tackle further exercises at higher level. more<http://www.ecu.edu.au/faculties/computing-health-and-science/news-and-events/cohesion-magazine/editions/2013/may-2013/articles/cohesion-0513/2013/05/early-failure-a-key-to-turning-back-the-clock>




Improved doping test for sport
ECU sports scientist part of global team improving test for banned human recombinant growth hormone. more<http://www.ecu.edu.au/faculties/computing-health-and-science/news-and-events/cohesion-magazine/editions/2013/may-2013/articles/cohesion-0513/2013/05/improved-doping-test-for-sport>




Gene detective work offers therapy hope
The discovery of Pax3 could impact treatment of serious nerve damage. more<http://www.ecu.edu.au/faculties/computing-health-and-science/news-and-events/cohesion-magazine/editions/2013/may-2013/articles/cohesion-0513/2013/05/gene-detective-work-offers-therapy-hope>




Time flows like peptides through an hourglass
Blood peptides may be used to reliably predict ageing at the molecular level. more<http://www.ecu.edu.au/faculties/computing-health-and-science/news-and-events/cohesion-magazine/editions/2013/may-2013/articles/cohesion-0513/2013/05/time-flows-like-peptides-through-an-hourglass>




Nurse staffing changes save WA lives
More nurses in hospitals saved lives and avoided serious medical events. more<http://www.ecu.edu.au/faculties/computing-health-and-science/news-and-events/cohesion-magazine/editions/2013/may-2013/articles/cohesion-0513/2013/05/nurse-staffing-changes-save-wa-lives>



Security

Cyber security 'war games' prepare students
Senator Evans hails training for being only one of its kind in Australia. more<http://www.ecu.edu.au/faculties/computing-health-and-science/news-and-events/cohesion-magazine/editions/2013/may-2013/articles/cohesion-0513/2013/05/cyber-security-war-games-prepare-students>




Smartphone users at risk of 'man-in-the-middle'
Smartphone users checking emails remotely at risk of online hackers. more<http://www.ecu.edu.au/faculties/computing-health-and-science/news-and-events/cohesion-magazine/editions/2013/may-2013/articles/cohesion-0513/2013/05/smartphone-users-at-risk-of-man-in-the-middle>



Social and Community

Women put up with more bad behaviour at work, respond by working harder
Research contrasts how women and men handle rude workplace behaviour. more<http://www.ecu.edu.au/faculties/computing-health-and-science/news-and-events/cohesion-magazine/editions/2013/may-2013/articles/cohesion-0513/2013/05/women-put-up-with-more-bad-behaviour-at-work-respond-by-working-harder>









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