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Seven positive outcomes of COVID-19
New breast implant study launched as risk evidence mounts

Breast implants may trigger multiple symptoms including autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue, gastritis and other debilitating conditions. Macquarie University's Professor Anand Deva is doing more research to find out why.

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.

Please Explain: Why is Republican approval of Donald Trump so high?

Polls of Republican voters in the US have consistently shown approval ratings of greater than 80 per cent, and often into the 90s. Dr Lloyd Cox, lecturer in US Politics at Macquarie University, explains what’s behind the President’s unerring popularity.

From drumbeat to downbeat: music industry hits a sour note

Australian musicians have not only experienced a loss of income during the pandemic, but their optimism about future income and employment opportunities returning to pre-COVID levels is very low, according to research from Macquarie Business School.

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Health and Medicine

Novel online program helps older people with depression

Many older Australians are not getting the mental health support they need, but a new program from Macquarie University is offering a cost-effective approach online, says Professor of Psychology Viviana Wuthrich.

Zoom's a boon when it comes to helping kids learn to read: world-first study

Reading interventions are needed by one in five children in the early years at school and a world-first study by Macquarie University shows that video-conferencing is a promising way to deliver results.

Cancer survivors need workplace flexibility: new study

Returning to work can play an important role in recovery for breast cancer survivors – but workplace flexibility is key, according to new research from Macquarie Business School.

World-first software could revolutionise how we understand disease

An Australian machine-learning program is the first in the world to handle genomic datasets with a trillion data points, helping scientists decode the mysteries of inherited illness, says Macquarie University Honorary Associate Professor Denis Bauer.

Please Explain

Please explain: Why is NASA returning to the Moon?

Associate Professor Craig O’Neill, of Macquarie University's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, explains the interconnected reasons behind the renewed lunar push.

Please explain: Can you learn resilience?

As the pandemic tests the coping skills of all of us, resilience researcher Dr Monique Crane, Senior Lecturer in Macquarie’s Department of Psychology, explains.

Business and The Economy

Analytics, communication are top skills for young accountants: new report

Rapid changes in the accounting profession due to technological advancements mean early career accountants need new skills, according to research by Macquarie Business School.

#EnvyFail: Have influencers lost their lustre in the COVID-19 era?

The ability of social media influencers to create Digital Envy is the key to marketing success on the internet. For some, COVID-19 has been a disaster, according to Associate Professor Lawrence Ang at Macquarie Business School.

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.

US election: can corporate political activism sway the result?

Global CEOs are speaking out against perceived injustices on social, political and environmental issues. Could this wave of activism influence the US election result? Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal of the Macquarie Business School explains.

Arts and Society

Lost in translation: COVID-19 leaves migrants behind

Many migrants struggle to understand public health information about COVID-19. Ingrid Piller, Distinguished Professor of Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University, considers what a linguistic crisis response should look like.

The radical shift in Thailand's latest protests

Thailand has erupted in mass protests this month, a familiar scene in the so-called 'Land of Smiles'. Macquarie University researchers Dr Thomas Baudinette and Dr Chavalin Svetanant explain why this time around, it's different.

Historical dramas: the best shows on TV you are not yet watching

Calling all history lovers: escape reality and head for the couch where you can feast on English lecturer Dr Stephanie Russo's top 5 history dramas streaming now.

Good spies, bad spies: new book's shocking exposé of Australian espionage

Minorities were persecuted while communist spies ran amok – such is the record of Australia’s early security services, reveals a new book by Macquarie Honorary Fellow Dr John Fahey, officially launched today.

Science and Technology

Divide and conquer: why doing maths adds up to life success

Far from being irrelevant or for the intellectual elite, maths develops skills that are important for success in any job and in life generally, writes Dr Sophie Calabretto, Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at Macquarie University and 2020 Eureka Prize finalist.

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.

New research to help sort truth from fiction on the internet

When disaster strikes, it can be hard to know what data to trust – but a research project at Macquarie University will help develop programs that identify misinformation online.

Accidental heroes: how the world's cities can help save the trees

We usually think of urban areas as a cause of species extinctions, but new Macquarie research reveals they can in fact act as arks for biodiversity.

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