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Macquarie University to lead nation in synthetic biology research with $2.5m grant

20 February 2019

Research into new technologies that could pioneer breakthroughs in the biomedical and agriculture sectors has received a significant boost, with ...

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A new leader for astronomical optics in Australia

15 February 2019

Macquarie University has appointed Dr Mark Casali as the Director of the Macquarie node of Australian Astronomical Optics (AAO-Macquarie). He ...

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Funding new research on the international success of Australian books

8 February 2019

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has partnered with the Australia Council for the Arts to support Macquarie University’s research examining ...


Critically endangered grey nurse shark mapped for the first time in landmark study

5 February 2019

A study mapping the eastern Australian grey nurse shark population has found it has declined rapidly over the last few ...


Cane toads: what they do in the shadows

21 January 2019

Cane toads are picking up some shady habits, according to a new study co-authored by a Macquarie University researcher. Toads ...

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Promiscuous females and their role in evolution

18 January 2019

Males have to make less of an effort to mate with promiscuous female fruit flies, making the quality and quantity ...


Dark Energy Survey completes six-year mission

10 January 2019

After scanning in depth about a quarter of the southern skies for six years and cataloguing hundreds of millions of ...


The quest for the missing proteins in rice

9 January 2019

Researchers have identified over 5,700 new proteins in rice and are calling for a global effort to find the remaining ...

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Girl look at that body: Can changing who we look at help our body image?

20 December 2018

New research has found that instructing people to pay attention to large or thin bodies can influence their body image, ...

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Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel awarded Doctor of Letters by Macquarie University

17 December 2018

Macquarie University has presented Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel the award of Doctor of Letters honoris causa in recognition of ...

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