Health & medicine

Macquarie University launches inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan

26 May 2017

Ahead of National Reconciliation Week, Macquarie University has today launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), developed in partnership with …

Fake news really making us sick: exposure to misinformation online linked to lower levels of HPV vaccine coverage

17 May 2017

New research published in Vaccine has demonstrated that vaccine coverage is lower in places where exposure to misinformation and conspiracies …

New Macquarie University research reveals which breast implants pose the greatest risk of implant-associated cancer

17 May 2017

Researchers have discovered that textured breast-implants are associated with Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). Following 55 cases of …

Musical kids might be better at identifying statistical patterns

15 May 2017

New findings suggest that musical training in kids makes them better at identifying statistical patterns hidden in both sound and …

Associate Professor Catherine Birman crowned NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year

23 March 2017

Renowned surgeon, Associate Professor Catherine Birman, has won the 2017 New South Wales Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year, …

First MPID health hackathon hatches marketable digital solutions

1 March 2017

• More than 80 people took part in the first MPID Healthcare Hackathon to develop digital solutions to problems in …

Macquarie University launches Access Program for patients most in need

24 February 2017

MQ Health Access Program to offer life-changing solutions with little, or no, out-of-pocket costs MQ Health’s Access Program will provide …

Zebrafish discovery could hold the key to better-understanding motor neurone disease

13 February 2017

Researchers used refined UV laser ‘ablation’ in living zebrafish to learn how MND progresses from one neurone to the next. …

First blood biomarker discovered for the prognosis of multiple sclerosis: quick, accurate and soon to be available

4 February 2017

Study led by Macquarie researchers has found the first blood biomarker for multiple sclerosis Biomarker blood test can discriminate between …

Completing the ~20,000 proteins that make us human

25 January 2017

The newly released MissingProteinPedia database collates information about proteins in unprecedented ways, allowing Human Proteome Project scientists to gain a …

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