Festive season shopping is set to break records
VIDEO How cities can help save the trees
Seven positive outcomes of COVID-19
MindSpot study shows digital mental health services are here to stay

Thousands of Australians have been successfully treated for anxiety and depression through Macquarie University's MindSpot Clinic, new research reveals, proving that digital delivery of mental health services works.

How cotton discovery could save the shirts on our backs

Macquarie University research has revealed new insights into why cotton pollen fails after heatwaves, paving the way towards genetically engineered crops that can withstand extreme temperature.

To Russian women, with love: trilogy celebrates forgotten filmmakers

Dr Karen Pearlman, Senior Lecturer in Screen Practice and Production at Macquarie University, is winning national industry awards for her films that put forgotten Russian women filmmakers back in the frame.

Against the odds, festive season shopping is set to break records

With Black Friday sales on this week, retail marketing specialist Associate Professor Jana Bowden explores how shopping has changed during COVID-19 – and why we’ll be spending more this Christmas.

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Health and Medicine

New COVID-19 strategy: vaccinate potential superspreaders first

As the world pins its hopes on Pfizer's announcement this week of an effective vaccine, Macquarie University researchers have unveiled a strategy addressing the question of who should be vaccinated first.

New Macquarie research could help slow aggressive breast cancer

New research has uncovered the secret pathway used by some aggressive breast cancers to avoid detection – and will likely lead to more effective treatments for metastatic breast cancer.

Biology revolution: Massive task to map every human protein is almost complete

A 10-year project to identify every protein the human body produces is nearing the finish line, with enormous implications for health and medicine, say Macquarie researchers involved in the international endeavour.

Testing everyone is key to limit COVID-19 deaths, study finds

As political leaders and health policy makers struggle to contain COVID-19, Macquarie University researchers have assessed the best approach to limit deaths from the pandemic.

Please Explain

Please explain: What is addiction and why is it so hard to kick?

As viewers around the nation tune in to the SBS documentary series Addicted Australia, Macquarie University clinical psychologist Associate Professor Melissa Norberg explains the factors behind addiction and relapse.

Please explain: Can you really make friends with an octopus?

Macquarie University marine biologist Professor Culum Brown casts a scientist's eye over the popular Netflix documentary My Octopus Teacher.

Business and The Economy

Fuel's paradise: NSW energy plan aims to reduce emissions

The NSW government’s newly released energy blueprint intends to transform the state’s electricity network to one that is cheaper and carbon-friendly, writes Macquarie Business School economist Dr Rohan Best, but does it go far enough?

Scam slam: how to keep identity thieves at bay

One in five Australians will have their identities compromised at some point. Much of this is achieved by mobile number porting but Macquarie Business School’s Antiport project aims to help reduce the public’s vulnerability to these fraudsters.

Start Up program unleashes the entrepreneur in people with disabilities

A community program co-developed by Macquarie Business School addresses the under-representation of people with intellectual disability in self-employment  – and is receiving industry recognition as a result.

More cancer patients turn to online communities for help

Online health communities are playing a growing role in cancer treatment as they supplement traditional communication between doctors, patients and caregivers – particularly during COVID-19, says Macquarie Business School Associate Professor Babak Abedin.

Arts and Society

Why we need more brazen hussies in Australia today

The new documentary Brazen Hussies chronicles the women's liberation movement of the 1960s and '70s and reminds us that 50 years later, the fight for women's rights is far from over, writes Macquarie University Professor in Modern History Michelle Arrow.

What is 'slacktivism' and can it change the world?

Social media is changing the way we protest. Dr Justine Lloyd, Senior Lecturer in social movements in Macquarie University's Department of Sociology, explores whether it's for better or worse.

Australia's emerging crisis of trust

With public confidence in our social institutions at record lows, Macquarie University Associate Professor of Philosophy Paul Formosa explores why business and government do the wrong thing – and what can be done about it.

Why we can't get enough of Anne Boleyn: new book

Femme fatale or victim, predator or prey? Anne Boleyn is one of history’s most depicted figures. In a new book, Dr Stephanie Russo, Senior Lecturer in English at Macquarie University, dissects the ways writers, directors and Instagrammers tell her story.

Science and Technology

How cotton discovery could save the shirts on our backs

Macquarie University research has revealed new insights into why cotton pollen fails after heatwaves, paving the way towards genetically engineered crops that can withstand extreme temperature.

New front opens in Australia’s fight to save the koalas

In the wake of Australia’s worst wildfire season on record, a Macquarie-led project is aiming to improve the treatment of fire-affected wildlife as the next season fast approaches.

Report shows ongoing cyber threats to government websites

A three-year analysis by Macquarie University cyber security experts shows that despite encouraging progress, more than half of Australia's government websites are vulnerable to attack and 16 per cent do not have the most basic security protocol installed.

Fruit fly breakthrough puts killer mozzies on notice

A new designer fruit fly paves the way for scientists to replace disease-carrying mosquitoes with harmless, genetically modified versions, says Macquarie University researcher Dr Maciej Maselko.

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