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Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

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So many strings to his bow

Andy Jans-Brown is a multidisciplinary artist, who works through the mediums of film, music, theatre and art. As a...

The politics of climate are a changin’ 

When Tony Abbott won the Liberal Party leadership in 2009, he said the politics of climate had changed. He was referring to soaring electricity prices and his belief that blaming these price hikes on the Rudd government’s proposed climate change commitments would bring him electoral success. 

Byron Shires wildlife corridor 

Byron Greens congratulate Byron Shire Council on its commitment to wildlife corridors and to developing wildlife corridor mapping. We...

Ballina council to kick-start waste reduction policies and projects

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to adopt a newly drafted policy aimed at waste reduction.

Vehicles on beaches

Some Ballina councillors have their heads in the sand about vehicles on beaches! I ask them to think about...

RAT effectiveness: does it wane with each new COVID-19 variant?

While the spike protein on the SARS-CoV-2 virus is the site of most immunity-evading mutations, RATs instead search for the nucleocapsid proteins below the virus surface.

Stories about "the Geckos":

The ghost in the archives #2

In which a former Echo drudge dives into the crypt and comes up covered in dusty memories.

Suffolk swing into Shand finals with strong win

After a week where the sky leaked more than the Turnbull cabinet the Shand series invisible committee ordered a pitch inspection before the first...

Geckos claim fourth win in Shand cricket

Tired of watching backsides bob up and down on French backroads? Seen more endless hit-ups than a junkie’s sleeveline? Maybe you should be watching...

Geckos hold nerve to sink Byron in Shand Cup

The elite sporting world is largely run for the benefit of rapacious corporate entities and populated by punks and posers, but way back at...

Geckos win Shand Cup cricket opener

Game one of the 21st season of Shand cricket saw a depleted Main Arm team succumb to the Geckos. Bucko of Main Arm sent the...

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.

Dogs – stay out 

Byron’s Main Beach and playground is a no-dog area. About ten signs clearly state this and unless someone is indifferent, or dumb, or a...