Research

Using quantum dots and a smartphone to find killer bacteria

12 August 2019

A combination of off-the-shelf quantum dot nanotechnology and a smartphone camera soon could allow doctors to identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria in …

Macquarie University congratulates its finalists in the 2019 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

31 July 2019

Macquarie University has four finalists in the prestigious Australian Museum 2019 Eureka Prizes. They are: The Weed Futures project, run …

Invading cane toads travel light

25 July 2019

Understanding the dynamics of cane toad dispersal is vital information for scientists helping native animals survive the spread of the …

Even deep-sea sharks aren’t safe from fishing fleets, research shows

25 July 2019

Even in the most remote parts of the world’s oceans migratory sharks are in severe danger from commercial fishing fleets, …

Astronomer flies high to spy on star formation

24 July 2019

Macquarie University astronomer Dr Stuart Ryder is in New Zealand to hitch a ride on a NASA jet and take …

Asteroid Vesta originates from a cosmic “hit-and-run” collision

4 July 2019

The asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter preserves the processes of planetary formation, frozen in time. Vesta, the second largest …

Hedging against climate change

4 July 2019

Globally, decision makers are increasingly acknowledging the many advantages of greening urban landscapes. Trees provide well recognised benefits to our …

Major study of homelessness finds housing policy is failing Sydney’s most vulnerable

5 March 2018

There is an urgent need for more low-cost housing and alternative housing models of supported housing for Sydney’s homeless, given …

Helping people with chronic diseases through quality pathology testing

14 February 2018

Dr Rae-Anne Hardie, researcher from the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research within the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University, …

Australian book publishers lift their game to be more competitive but some are faring better than others: new study

8 February 2018

New Macquarie University research released today reveals Australian book publishers are lifting their game to be more competitive. The Australian …

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