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Veterans go toe-to-toe with PTSD in new research

The key to combating post-traumatic disorder (PTSD) could be in the boxing ring. Researchers at the University of Canberra are calling on military veterans and former emergency services personnel to pull on the gloves and step into the boxing ring to help investigate how high-intensity exercise can combat PTSD.

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UC studies how to help soldiers perform at their best

University of Canberra researchers will advise the Australian Army on how to best prepare soldiers for frontline combat as part of a project aimed at enhancing the performance of Australia's military personnel.

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Farewell Kevin

The inaugural director of UCRISE, Professor Kevin Thompson will be bidding farewell to the institute and embarking on a new career as the CEO at the New South Wales Institute of Sport. He will be leaving on September 8. Professor Thompson has been working at the University of Canberra since 2011.

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Helmets are a pain in the neck for air force pilots

Helmets can be a huge pain in the neck for fast jet pilots, literally, with survey results indicating up to 85% of fighter pilots have experienced neck pain during their careers. This is due to a myriad of reasons, but perhaps one of the main causes stems from the heavy equipment air force pilots are required to wear. This includes helmets and their various attachments.

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Sweating towards beating cancer

High-intensity exercise, working up a sweat and chemotherapy may seem like an odd combination, but what started out as a University of Canberra research project has turned into an ongoing exercise program helping people with cancer.

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Rise in the number of Aussie kids at risk of diabetes

Australian children are more at risk of developing type 2 diabetes than ever before, according to researchers from the University of Canberra. Experts from the UCRISE say primary school age children are showing increasing signs of the risk factors associated with the condition.

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Seven UCRISE Researchers to attend European Congress on Sports Science

The ECSS is the largest sport conference in Europe with around 3000 delegates in attendance. Researchers representing UCRISE include Professor Kevin Thompson, Professor David Pyne, Dr Naroa Etxebarria, Dr Ben Rattray, Kellie Toohey, Kristy Martin and Avish Sharma (PhD candidate).

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UC research helps humans walk on Mars

When astronauts walk on the surface of Mars in the not-too-distant future, they will be able to stand up thanks to current research at the University of Canberra. Working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a group of University researchers is examining proprioception..

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