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 The common disease you may never have heard of

The common disease you may never have heard of

Technology like the SOZO Platform can help detect early signs of lymphoedema Lymphoedema is not likely a disease you are very familiar with – or perhaps even heard of. But with 300,000 Australians impacted by lymphoedema at any one time, it is a condition that could impact you or someone you care about in your lifetime. The disease causes swelling in the limbs, often resulting in pain...

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 Macquarie University leads nation in 11 research fields

Macquarie University leads nation in 11 research fields

An impressive number of Macquarie researchers have been named as leaders in their fields in The Australian 2023 Research Magazine published on 9 November. Eight staff, representing all four faculties, were identified as research field leaders, highlighting the breadth of research excellence at Macquarie. Our University was named top research institution in 11 fields, including accounting ...

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 Please explain: Are all types of sugar the same?

Please explain: Are all types of sugar the same?

Are some sugars better for you than others? Or is sugar just sugar? MQ health dietitian Valentina Duong gives us the lowdown on the sweet stuff.   We all know someone who has quit sugar or who swears that agave nectar or honey is the only healthy option, but are they right?Two of the most-mentioned culprits fuelling the global obesity crisis are high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) a...

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 Two year study shows living seawalls promote regeneration in Sydney Harbour

Two year study shows living seawalls promote regeneration in Sydney Harbour

Solid evidence is now available to support the value of the Living Seawalls project to marine environments that have been affected by construction. Newly published research on the world-leading Living Seawalls marine science initiative has produced solid evidence for the environmental benefits of these installations, based on extensive data collected over two years of monitoring and...

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 Unique telescope to help determine the fate of the Milky Way

Unique telescope to help determine the fate of the Milky Way

Macquarie University, with support from Canon Australia, unveils the Huntsman Telescope: a ‘first of its kind’ array in the Southern Hemisphere to study the faintest, most elusive clues to better understand galaxy lifecycles. Macquarie University supported by Canon Australia today officially unveils The Huntsman Telescope – a novel telescope concept designed to ‘hunt’ for and st...

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 Please explain: What’s so scary about the honeybee Varroa mite?

Please explain: What’s so scary about the honeybee Varroa mite?

Australia’s strict biological quarantine banning the introduction of honeybee products has kept it the only inhabited continent in the world free of the Varroa mite, a deadly bee parasite that targets the European honeybee (Apis mellifera). Crisis: a Varroa mite infestation threatens the productivity of Australia's beekeepers, who produce about $45 million worth of honey every yea...