Health & medicine

New research shows extended exposure to caffeine and sucrose impacts behaviour and brain chemistry

7 February 2014

New research suggests the long-term consumption of caffeinated sugar-sweetened drinks in place of water can cause lasting changes to behaviour, …

Australian Research Council funds $23-million research centre with Macquarie as one of three core participants

23 December 2013

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has announced the funding for its flagship research program, the ARC Centres of Excellence. One …

New biotechnology offers rapid diagnostics and anti drug counterfeiting

16 December 2013

The revelation of a new optical dimension in nanophotonics offers untapped clinical potential in non-invasive cancer diagnostic kits, rapid pathogen …

From cuckoo to yo-he-ho: workshop explores the origins of language

4 December 2013

A unique workshop will bring internationally leading linguists, philosophers and cognitive scientists to Macquarie University on Friday 6 December, to …

Scientists identify new resistance genes in superbugs resistant to a common disinfectant

28 November 2013

In cutting-edge genomics research conducted at Macquarie University, researchers have identified a new family of resistance genes that allow bacteria …

World-first device offers new insight into life with a cochlear implant

29 October 2013

A new imaging device was launched on Macquarie University‚Äôs campus today, helping researchers in the ARC Centre of Excellence in …

NHMRC funding secured for insight into malaria, brain research and more

24 October 2013

As announced in the latest round of funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), medical researchers at …

New study shows cognitive behaviour therapy effective in treating older Australians with anxiety and depression

4 October 2013

New research from Macquarie University has revealed that cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) can be effective in treating comorbid depression and …

Is your garden putting your health at risk? Free test for soil metal contamination at Open Day 2013

7 September 2013

Update: see the latest Vegesafe news here. Urban gardens and home vegetable patches are increasingly popular in Sydney, yet few …

Macquarie in the running to build and operate Northern Beaches Hospital

3 September 2013

CEO Carol Bryant believes Macquarie University Hospital (MUH) would make an outstanding choice as the operator of the Northern Beaches …

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