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 The key to charity success: no deadlines

The key to charity success: no deadlines

New economics research from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management says charities that impose long deadlines on donations will be less successful than those that don’t. The study by Professor Maroš Servátka and his University of Otago co-authors Associate Professor Stephen Knowles and Lecturer Trudy Sullivan looked at the impact of imposing deadlines on charitable tasks, and found ...

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 Key identifier for suicide risk discovered

Key identifier for suicide risk discovered

An international collaboration between researchers at Macquarie University, the United States and Sweden has identified a molecule in the blood that could hold the key to identifying the cause of suicide. “We have known for a long time that people who attempt suicide have markers of chronic inflammation in their blood and spinal fluid. Commonly used antidepressants have only limited effec...

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 Macquarie partners with US Cancer Moonshot initiative

Macquarie partners with US Cancer Moonshot initiative

Macquarie University has signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with the prestigious US National Cancer Institute to help drive further momentum into critical cancer research. As part of the US Cancer Moonshot initiative Macquarie University will contribute its first-class proteomics research into melanoma and colorectal cancer that particularly impact Australians, with expansion into ot...

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 It takes two minutes to change your body

It takes two minutes to change your body

It takes two minutes to change your perception of body size, a new Macquarie study suggests. Directed by lead author Associate Professor Kevin Brooks, researchers explored how the perceptual mechanisms in a person’s brain adapt in response to images of one’s own or other people’s bodies by asking participants to give their opinions about body images that had been manipulated to look t...

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 Macquarie announces record external research income

Macquarie announces record external research income

Macquarie University’s research income is at an all-time high with an amount of $67.3 million recorded in 2015, providing a great foundation for our future endeavours. “This result is down to our committed academics that put in the hard work submitting grants and conducting world-leading research,” said Professor Sakkie Pretorius, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), in response to the ...

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 Research Spotlight: Vijaya Nagarajan

Research Spotlight: Vijaya Nagarajan

Associate Professor Vijaya Nagarajan (BEcon/LLB '83) has been a researcher at Macquarie Law School for the past 16 years, and is exploring ways of creating a regulatory framework that will economically empower women in Pacific countries. “Women are half the world’s population,” she says. “Yet, right now in many Pacific countries, they hold less than 10 per cent of senior jobs and pa...