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 Embalming study ‘rewrites’ key chapter in Egyptian history

Embalming study ‘rewrites’ key chapter in Egyptian history

Macquarie researchers have discovered new evidence to suggest that mummification started in ancient Egypt 1500 years earlier than previously thought. Traditional theories on ancient Egyptian mummification suggest that in prehistory — the Late Neolithic and Predynastic periods between c. 4500 and 3100 B.C. — bodies were desiccated naturally through the action of the hot, dry desert sand....

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 Helping close the gap in Indigenous communities

Helping close the gap in Indigenous communities

Young children from rural and remote Indigenous communities are making a more confident start to school life thanks to new early numeracy programs that not only enhance their learning, but build their confidence too. “I have a real interest in supporting quality early education and more specifically ‘Closing the Gap’ in numeracy achievement for Indigenous children, particularly in the...

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 When science meets philosophy: understanding the ethical implications of overdiagnosis

When science meets philosophy: understanding the ethical implications of overdiagnosis

Macquarie University's Professor Wendy Rogers is taking a philosophical approach to the issue of overdiagnosis in the healthcare sector. Overdiagnosis refers to a range of healthcare activities or interventions that end up harming rather than helping patients. It can occur when the definitions of disease are widened, when harmless or clinically insignificant lesions are diagnosed or treated...

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 Biotech company relocates scientific headquarters to campus

Biotech company relocates scientific headquarters to campus

Australian biotechnology company Minomic International Ltd has relocated its Australian scientific headquarters from Frenchs Forest to the Australian School of Advanced Medicine at Macquarie University Hospital. The company is hoping to gain approval for its new prostate cancer screening technology later this year. “Our company has already conducted extensive trials of this technology ...

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 Macquarie’s Speech and Hearing Clinic receives Stewart House Gold Partner Award

Macquarie’s Speech and Hearing Clinic receives Stewart House Gold Partner Award

An audiology support program from Macquarie University’s Speech and Hearing Clinic has been recognised with a gold partner award from children’s charity Stewart House. The program involves clinic staff and Master of Clinical Audiology students screening the hearing and middle ear function of children visiting Stewart House, and includes some of the most disadvantaged and at risk childre...

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 Research with the power to change the world

Research with the power to change the world

Macquarie University has long fostered scientific research that is interdisciplinary, collaborative and open to commercial patnerships. Over the years that philosophy has paid off in exciting and unexpected ways, with game-changing innovations, cutting-edge medical research with the potential to save countless lives, and new ways of looking into the distant past. Pioneers of the wired world ...