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Macquarie University invests in campus development with redevelopment of Central Courtyard and Arts Precincts

16 February 2018

To prepare for the next 50 years of its growth, Macquarie University is investing heavily in its campus with two ...

Pictured: Dr Rae-Anne Hardie

Helping people with chronic diseases through quality pathology testing

14 February 2018

Dr Rae-Anne Hardie, researcher from the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research within the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University, ...

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Australian book publishers lift their game to be more competitive but some are faring better than others: new study

8 February 2018

New Macquarie University research released today reveals Australian book publishers are lifting their game to be more competitive. The Australian ...

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Fibre-optical telecommunications helping scientists peer into deep space

6 February 2018

Significant benefits for radio astronomy could be derived from instrumentation developed by a national consortium involving Macquarie University researchers, Dr ...

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Language not necessarily essential to complex thought and planning

2 February 2018

New research from an international team of researchers suggests that the language system in the brain is not necessarily essential ...

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Nicer to you, nicer to me: Research finds generous acts are rewarded, regardless of intent

1 February 2018

Macquarie University experimental economists have investigated if the perceived intent behind generous acts impacts how they are rewarded Using the ...

Image courtesy of Stephen et al 2018.

New perceptual pathway identified that can lead to body size misperception and increase risk of eating and exercise disorders

1 February 2018

New study identifies a perceptual pathway that can lead to body size and shape misperception in individuals Those who are ...

Image courtesy of Hoenner et al. 2018.

New continental-scale data from Australian marine tracking system maps a decade of widespread movements of our iconic sea species

31 January 2018

A new continental-scale marine animal tracking dataset has been published from the Integrated Marine Observing System’s Animal Tracking Facility, based ...

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Tracing lead contamination in NSW bees and their honey

15 January 2018

This is the first systematic Australian study of its kind that traces the source of contaminating metals in NSW bees, ...

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Domestic travel key to distribution of flu across Australia

12 January 2018

All major cities appear to experience outbreaks of flu around the same time each year Commuting to work is less ...

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