New Dementia Centre offers hope in fight against killer disease
Students like Aparna are choosing ethical employers over big salaries according to a Macquarie Business School survery.
Millenials choose ethical jobs over big money: survey
Why is Australia still opening coal mines?
New Artificial Intelligence can predict personality

In the near future, when you apply for a job or join a new team at work, a machine, rather than a human, may assess your personality traits to see if you are suitable.

How finding the fine print could slash your grocery bills

Supermarkets are legally required to provide unit prices for their products, but they aren’t obliged to make them easy for consumers to see. Now a new study has found Australian shoppers - even bargain hunters - pay little attention to unit price anyway.

Meet Australia's most diverse board

Macquarie University’s Business School has reimagined the MBA for a future, global workforce, advised by an industry board whose composition also leaves the past behind.

Diamonds, volcanoes and a rock star: what a new map of the Earth's interior will reveal

We know surprisingly little about the ground beneath our feet. Now a Macquarie University geologist has created a new way of mapping the Earth’s interior that could find diamonds, as well as predict earthquakes and volcanic eruption risk around the globe.

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Health and Medicine

New Dementia Centre offers hope in fight against our second biggest killer disease

The new Macquarie University Dementia Research Centre brings together a team of leading scientists from Australia and overseas who will work together to better understand Alzheimer’s disease and develop better diagnostic tools and treatments.

The scourge of pressure injuries among Australians in aged care

Macquarie University research has shown a high incidence of the excruciatingly painful yet preventable condition.

Anxious wait cut to 48 hours at new, one-stop breast cancer clinic

The new MQ Health Integrated Breast Health Clinic will streamline diagnosis and give patients access to the latest breast cancer treatments which now leave women with minimal scars, most of their hair and able to live normally during their care.

Do mobile phones affect your sleep?

Dr Wayne Warburton, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology explains.

Science and Technology

Better pictures from space on the way thanks to new astronomy squad

High in the Chilean desert, some of the world’s most powerful telescopes are trained on the night sky, searching for clues to unlock the secrets of the universe.  AAO Macquarie researchers have won a contract to improve how to translate the complex data these telescopes capture.

Internet download speed rockets to 10 gigabytes per second using 'magic' chip

Schools, hospitals and universities stand to benefit from a Macquarie University invention, which can cut download speeds in a classroom from 40 minutes to 24 seconds.

Arts and Society

Podcast: Hypnosis breakthrough in changing ingrained behaviour

Hypnosis is sometimes dismissed as a stage act or quick fix for those looking to quit smoking, without people realising that as a scientific discipline it can give fascinating insights into the inner workings of the mind and have tangible therapeutic benefits. Dr Vince Polito talks about his most recent research into hypnosis.

Mystery of stolen Egyptian artefact cracked by hieroglyphs

The director of Macquarie University's Museum of Ancient Cultures has been praised by Egyptian authorities for returning the fragment dating back to 380 BC which was stolen from Egypt 25 years ago.

Do you know BTS? How K-pop superstars reveal Aussie love affair with Korean culture

In 24 hours their new single became the most viewed music video in history, watched 78 million times - providing a glimpse into a raging Australian devotion to Korean TV, fashion, food and even the language, explains Asian Studies expert Tom Baudinette.

Let’s get that bread: How teenagers change language

Teens are so lit when it comes to being amazing linguistic innovators, says Dr Nick Wilson. And here's 13 things your teens are saying now, translated.

The Environment

Insect hotels and why you should build one

A warning has been sounded that insects could disappear within a century. But Macquarie University entomologist Matthew Bulbert says we can all do something to help save them.

Sydney's biggest green roof welcomes researchers and community gardeners

Through a partnership with Macquarie, a 1920s coal depot has been transformed into a community garden, science lab and outdoor classroom, with more plans afoot.

The Economy

Show me the ethics! Millennials choose ethical jobs over high salaries

Nearly one in five business school students are willing to sacrifice more than 40 per cent of their salary to work for a responsible employer, according to a major survey.

Working from home is more productive, but bosses don't like it

The technology is available but your boss is the main barrier to more people working from anywhere, economists say.

Can numbers be trusted? How annual reports could look in the future

New technology may soon replace questionnaires to delve deeper into our subconscious reactions to financial information, which could revolutionise the way annual reports are designed.

Keep it local to help break third world poverty cycle

New research from Macquarie Business School will provide a road map for governments and manufacturers in developing countries to help end entrenched economic disadvantage.

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