Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Macquarie University wins $14 million in health research funding
Macquarie University researchers have been awarded $14 million in funding for research projects that aim to improve the safety and quality of healthcare and find effective treatments for conditions including Alzheimer’s Disease, Motor Neurone
Cannabis as painkiller: facts versus the fiction
As legal attitudes towards cannabis change, what do we know about its medicinal properties? A Macquarie University expert is keen to set the record straight.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome research receives $1 million funding
Philanthropic trust, The Mason Foundation, has granted a record $1 million to an international group of researchers to establish and conduct research using the first Australian Registry and Biobank for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue
New tests uncover killer cannabinoids
Macquarie University researcher Shivani Sachdev has developed new tests to analyse synthetic cannabinoids and found some are up to 300 times more powerful than the cannabis plant.
New research collaboration takes aim at brain aneurysms with artificial intelligence
Fujitsu Australia, GE Healthcare, Macquarie University and Macquarie Medical Imaging today announced a new research collaboration to improve brain aneurysm diagnoses.
Gym junkies, here's why you could be wasting your time
Muscle-strengthening exercises are vital for good health, but only up to a point, a Macquarie University review has revealed.
Cutting edge drug screening equipment to identify new treatments for Motor Neurone Disease
Macquarie University researchers say a new machine used for the first time in MND research in Australia could bring them closer to a discovery of an effective treatment for the disease.
Aged care residents miss out on anti-dementia meds
Overuse of antipsychotics is under fire at the same time as drugs that can help dementia patients are being underprescribed, finds a Macquarie University study.
Osteoporosis underdiagnosis in aged care facilities is putting lives at risk, study finds
Macquarie University research shows that significant underreporting of osteoporosis in Australian residential aged care facilities points to an epidemic of underdiagnosis which is leading to increased risk of fractures and potential fatal falls.
Is there such a thing as too much exercise?
Dr Kathryn Mills, Lecturer in Physiotherapy in Macquarie University’s Department of Health Professions, explains.
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.
Blood flow command centre discovered in the brain
A team of scientists from Australia, France, New Zealand and the UK has discovered a group of brain cells that function as a ‘master-controller’ for the cardiovascular system by orchestrating the control of blood flow to different parts