Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Is memory decline an inevitable part of ageing?
Dr Joyce Siette, Research Fellow at Macquarie University’s Australian Institute for Health Innovation, explains.
Vox pop: What needs to change to get more women into science top jobs?
A chemist, a geologist and a young scientist are among five Macquarie University leaders who we asked what needs to change to get more women into top jobs in science.
How liposuction transformed Sharne’s life
Lymphoedema in Sharne Willoughby’s left leg meant she could hardly walk. Since liposuction at Macquarie Health, she has run five half-marathons.
Who are Australians in 2019?
Five Macquarie University academics give a snapshot of what it means to be an Australian right now.
Aged care reforms stumble as older Australians struggle to stay at home
Older Australians would rather be cared for at home, but as the Royal Commission into Aged Care begins in Adelaide this week, a Macquarie researcher has identified significant obstacles in their way.
Many advanced melanomas can now be beaten
Oncologist Rick Kefford’s job is both heart-breaking and hugely rewarding, as melanoma cancer research leaps ahead, he now sees hope for patients who wouldn't have survived three years ago.
Almost half of deaths of people with disability are linked to how documentation is handled
Research released by the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, and the Graduate School of Health, UTS, shows that almost half of people with disability living in residential care were exposed to risk of death or died
Professor Mark Baker selected as incoming chair of the Human Proteome Project
Following an international search, the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO; www.hupo.org) has recently selected cancer researcher Professor Mark Baker from Macquarie University’s Department of Biomedical Sciences as the incoming Chair of
Mid-morning coffee works better than early caffeine hit
Relying on caffeine to make you more alert in the early morning may be a waste of time.
How innovations are transforming breast cancer treatment
To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Professor John Boyages looks at how innovations at Macquarie University are helping to provide more personalised treatment for patients - and improve survival rates.
New breast health clinic the first of its kind in Australia
A new breast health clinic at Macquarie University Hospital is revolutionising the way women can access specialist treatment.
Low-cost weight loss surgery launched for patients in need
"It's a life changer," says first patient of a new affordable surgery deal at Macquarie University Hospital.