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New global study: Marriage may protect against heart disease and stroke and associated risk of death

20 June 2018

Researchers suggest that marital status should be included as a risk factor for heart disease/stroke and likely survival in its ...


Warming oceans will affect sharks’ brains

15 June 2018

Rising ocean temperatures due to climate change will not only be felt by smaller organisms like coral, but will also …


Why so blue? New research sheds light on why our iconic blue-tongue lizards have such colourful tongues

8 June 2018

A new study by researchers at Macquarie University has shed light on why blue tongue lizards have such an outrageously …


Partnership puts new focus on sensory disabilities

1 June 2018

In a first for Macquarie University and Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), a new partnership has been …


Macquarie selected to participate in international entrepreneurship program

18 May 2018

Macquarie University has been chosen to participate in the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP) program, …

Patient smoking

Clinicians struggling to help patients quit smoking before surgery

15 May 2018

Smoking can lead to serious complications after cardiothoracic surgery, but a new study shows that clinicians are lacking resources and …


Sharks can acquire a taste for jazz music

8 May 2018

While for many people sharks bring to mind the Jaws theme music, it seems sharks themselves prefer jazz.   Far from mindless eating machines, new research from …

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