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.
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.
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 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.
Health and Medicine
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.
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?
Specialist surgeons are the only way to go for safe breast implant operations, says Macquarie University Professor Anand Deva.
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.
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
Solid evidence is now available to support the value of the Living Seawalls project to marine environments that have been affected by construction.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
New Macquarie University research into phone scams has identified the scripts and emotions that drive most calls.
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.