Research

Macquarie is holding an array of community events for the Sydney Science Festival and National Science Week 2017

8 August 2017

Macquarie University will be holding an array of events that are sure to entice and educate science fans city-wide for …

Super lasers, cross-cultural biodiversity, and multiple sclerosis biomarkers – Macquarie researchers announced as 2017 Eureka finalists

28 July 2017

Three research projects led by four Macquarie University academics have today been announced as finalists in the 2017 Australian Museum …

Why do some males produce slow sperm? A ‘tail’ of supergenes and sperm competition

25 July 2017

New study provides an insight on why the best combination of the genes for the perfect sperm cannot be passed …

High diversity on coral reefs: a very big game of rock-paper-scissors

20 July 2017

New research from Macquarie University explores how a large number of species can all live together while competing for a …

Macquarie University achieves success in recent Citizen Science and ARC Linkage Project grant rounds

2 June 2017

Macquarie University researchers have received around $1.43 million in funding in the recent rounds of the Citizen Science Grants and …

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 …

Protecting endangered Tasmanian devils and their parasites

10 May 2017

A Giardia strain of parasite from humans has been detected in Tasmanian devils Human contamination of waterways and encroaching on …

Roommates not all they’re cracked up to be (if you’re a lizard)

3 May 2017

In a new study of lizard social behaviour, researchers at Macquarie University have discovered that despite their social nature, family-living …

He’s goat your back: goats can identify the calls of their goat friends

15 February 2017

Goats can tell the difference between a call from a familiar goat and a call from an unfamiliar goat The …

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. …

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