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Macquarie University Graduation

Spring graduation season commences, honorary doctorates awarded

16 September 2019

Macquarie University’s spring graduation series commenced this week, with over 7500 guests expected on campus in the coming weeks to ...


Hardship During the Great Recession Linked With Lasting Mental Health Declines

5 September 2019

People who suffered a financial, housing-related, or job-related hardship as a result of the Great Recession were more likely to ...


Macquarie University commits to improving LGBTIQ participation

2 September 2019

Macquarie University has become a key partner in the Australian Pride in Sport program, committing to further develop and enhance ...

Macquarie University Library

Macquarie University wins $14 million in health research funding

30 August 2019

Macquarie University researchers have been awarded $14 million in funding for research projects that aim to improve the safety and ...


New research: Online treatment for obsessive-compulsive symptoms found to increase access to effective treatment

30 August 2019

Researchers find internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy effective in treating OCD, having potential to reduce extreme waitlists currently experienced at specialist ...

Multiple amplexing cane toads. Image Rick Shine

Silence can be smart and sneaky for surprised male cane toads

16 August 2019

New research recently published in Biology Letters has shed a light on the sneaky reproductive tactics of male cane toads. ...


Tall Poppy awards for four outstanding Macquarie researchers

15 August 2019

Four Macquarie researchers have been honoured as 2019 NSW Tall Poppies. The Tall Poppy Campaign, now in its 22nd year, ...

Professor Gilles Guillemin

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome research receives $1 million funding

14 August 2019

Philanthropic trust, The Mason Foundation, has granted a record $1 million to an international group of researchers to establish and ...

Researchers Anwar Sunna (right) and Vinoth Kumar Rajendran with their smartphone-enabled MRSA detector.
Credit: Sunna Lab

Using quantum dots and a smartphone to find killer bacteria

12 August 2019

A combination of off-the-shelf quantum dot nanotechnology and a smartphone camera soon could allow doctors to identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria in ...

Image: Wikiimedia Commons

Gender bending: baby turtles influence their own sex

12 August 2019

Baby turtles influence their gender by moving around inside their eggs, research has revealed. The idea that an embryo reptile ...

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