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New hope for early Alzheimer's alert, and a chance to change course

Healthy people over 65 with a high level of a certain marker in their blood are 35 times more likely to transition to mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s. Macquarie Medical School's Dr David Lovejoy explains the results of his team’s cutting-edge study.

Town squares or dead malls? The future of Australia's shopping centres

With the return to ‘normal’ shopping patterns following the lifting of COVID restrictions, what does the future hold for Australian shopping centres? Macquarie University retail historian Dr Matthew Bailey explores the question.

Lessons from pandemics past: COVID-19 won't be the last

Our belief that we’ve won the war against infectious disease is badly misplaced. Emeritus Professor Peter Curson says our best approach is to find more effective ways of coping with pandemics.

The new pre-kindy: more play for kids, less angst for parents

The NSW Government plans to introduce a pre-kindergarten year and lift the school starting age to six. But Professor Sheila Degotardi from the Macquarie University School of Education says age is just one aspect of school readiness with many other factors at play.

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Health and Medicine

How too much screen time is hurting our kids: study

Too much video gaming can have serious behavioural impacts on children and teens, and in extreme cases can lead to missing school and aggressive behavior towards family members, warns Associate Professor Wayne Warburton.

No hologram doctors any time soon: the future of AI in healthcare

Professor Enrico Coiera predicted 10 years ago that our health system was in risky territory with the soaring digitisation in healthcare. Are those concerns still valid?

How can humans keep their dignity, when handing decisions over to AI?
The thorny problem of integrating AI into human healthcare is in the spotlight thanks to a new survey designed to understand the role of dignity in machine-assisted medical treatment.
Double risk of some breast surgery complications with non-certified doctors

Specialist surgeons are the only way to go for safe breast implant operations, says Macquarie University Professor Anand Deva.

Please Explain

Please explain: How concerned should we be about monkeypox?

The World Health Organisation has declared monkeypox to be a global health emergency. Macquarie University infectious diseases expert, Emeritus Professor Peter Curson, explains what you need to know about the disease.

Please explain: What we know about irritable bowel syndrome

One in five Australians suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, a painful problem that can be highly disruptive to day-to-day life. MQ Health Gastroenterologist Professor Rupert Leong explains what IBS is and how it can be treated.

Science and Technology

Two year study shows living seawalls promote regeneration in Sydney Harbour

Solid evidence is now available to support the value of the Living Seawalls project to marine environments that have been affected by construction.

Stingrays aren't silent - new underwater video leaves marine scientists amazed

Divers’ online videos have triggered a re-think of what we know about stingray communication – and left marine scientists wondering if there’s more undersea sounds we may not know about.

Light up your nightlife: Astronomy events still to come in 2022

If you loved Vivid, get ready to rug up again for some spectacular astronomical light shows in Sydney’s night sky for the remainder of the year – Macquarie University astronomer Professor Orsola De Marco guides us through upcoming events.

North Coast emus in dire need of a saviour

A declining and isolated population of emus on the NSW North Coast is in danger of disappearing, but new genetic research will help rescuers work out the best way to help the group recover.

Arts and Society

Review: Why we're still haunted by Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre is a story that still haunts us 175 years after its publication. Gothic literature specialist Kirstin Mills explores what it is about this strange novel that keeps us coming back to it, and also reviews a new stage adaptation.

Single sex v co-ed: which is better for kids' education?

As a growing number of boys' schools consider admitting girls, Macquarie School of Education Professor Garry Falloon explains what some of the latest research shows about single sex vs co-ed outcomes for kids.

New guide helps residents convert their high-rise into a vertical village

Apartment-dwellers can reduce feelings of social isolation by connecting with other residents to turn their high-rise housing into vertical villages – new guidelines offer some great ideas.

From Sydney kindy to sell-out shows in NYC - Anthony Field on Wigglemania

Anthony Field, aka the Blue Wiggle, formed the band that would go on to conquer the world of children's entertainment, while studying Early Childhood Education at Macquarie.

Business and The Economy

Tackling modern slavery in the Australian workplace

With modern slavery branded the fastest growing form of organised crime on the planet, Macquarie Business School academics have been examining how firms can rid this scourge from their supply chains.

Fighting fires and climate deniers: Greg Mullins reflects on 50 years at the front line

Considered a world authority on bushfires, retired Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner Greg Mullins completed a Masters of Management at Macquarie and has dedicated his new book 'Firestorm' to his two grandsons. Here he reflects on half-a-century of fighting danger on many fronts, both natural and political.

Tricks used by phone scammers exposed in new study

New Macquarie University research into phone scams has identified the scripts and emotions that drive most calls.

What's stopping Australians from buying electric cars?

New research from Macquarie Business School suggests the low uptake of electric vehicles is about purchase price and the availability and cost of charging stations.

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