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POST  What’s more important for weight loss — calories or macronutrients?

What’s more important for weight loss — calories or macronutrients?

It’s almost impossible these days to go a day without hearing about a new dieting fad or weight-loss trend. Most of that craze centres on slashing calories — an approach that works for many but leaves out a key aspect of nutrition: macronutrients. According to Macquarie University’s Sport and Recreation team, rather than solely focusing on a calorie count, the macronutrient approach o...

ALUMNI FOCUS
 Alumni Profile – Peter Logan

Alumni Profile – Peter Logan

From science lab to award-winning vineyard Winemaker Peter Logan (BSc 1992) once dreamt of being a musician, but gave it all up to study science at Macquarie. Majoring in biology and chemistry, after graduation Peter went into the pharmaceutical world, working as a process chemist until he found his true calling in the vineyard. “Studying at Macquarie taught me that the education gaine...

UNIVERSITY NEWS
 Announcing a new project to establish a Chair of Surgical Oncology at Macquarie University, in memory of pioneering oncologist Professor Fred Stephens

Announcing a new project to establish a Chair of Surgical Oncology at Macquarie University, in memory of pioneering oncologist Professor Fred Stephens

In 2015, Macquarie University and pioneering surgical oncologist Professor Fred Stephens announced a partnership to establish a Chair of Surgical Oncology at Macquarie, ensuring a dedicated research and development position for this revolutionary form of cancer treatment. Professor Stephens, who sadly passed away in November 2015 at the age of 88, was a pioneer in the field of surgical onco...

RESEARCH
 Cell colour technology wins Eureka Prize

Cell colour technology wins Eureka Prize

Professor Ewa Goldys, Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) at Macquarie University, together with CNBP research affiliate Dr Martin Gosnell have won the ANSTO ‘Innovative Use of Technology’ award at the 2016 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes. They were recognised for their innovative colour-focused research, which is able to distinguish between...

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 Alumnus Justin Morris conquers the desert – on bike

Alumnus Justin Morris conquers the desert – on bike

Macquarie alumnus Justin Morris recently completed the annual Simpson Desert Bike Challenge, which is the world's oldest multi day mountain bike race. “It was five days of racing 600km across Australia's largest sand dune desert. I managed to win the race after a gruelling week in the desert. The finish line is in Birdsville, QLD."  The Simpson Desert Bike Challenge has been running e...

FEATURES
 Stay fit at your desk

Stay fit at your desk

There’s a growing body of research that says too much sitting is not only bad for your waistline, it’s also bad for your health. So the team at Macquarie’s Sport and Aquatic Centre have come up with some tips for exercising while sitting at your computer.  Stretching Simple stretching exercises while sitting will help prevent you from feeling stiff. Neck: To stretch your nec...