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Media Releases

Contact the Macquarie University Communications Team
Phone: +61 2 9850 6766
Email: communications@mq.edu.au

Award-winning production company and Australia’s leading medical research centre partner to drive school uptake of STEM subjects
The new initiative aims to address an increasing Aussie education scourge: A significant lack of Australian women taking up university-accredited STEM degrees.
The future of electronics is chemical
We can’t cram any more processing power into silicon-based computer chips. But a paper published in Nature overnight reveals how we can make electronic devices 10 times smaller, and use molecules to build electronic circuits instead.
Leading telescope science and technology group moves to Macquarie University
Effective 1 July, Macquarie University has assumed responsibility for the research and optical instrumentation capability of the Australian Astronomical Observatory, a group with 45 years of excellence in astronomy instrumentation.
New global study: Marriage may protect against heart disease and stroke and associated risk of death
A global study led by Keele University in the United Kingdom in collaboration with Macquarie University has found that marriage may protect against the development of heart disease and stroke as well as influencing who is more likely to die of it.
Warming oceans will affect sharks’ brains
Rising ocean temperatures due to climate change will not only be felt by smaller organisms like coral, but will also impact apex predators, according to new research.
Why so blue? New research sheds light on why our iconic blue-tongue lizards have such colourful tongues
A new study by researchers at Macquarie University has shed light on why blue tongue lizards have such an outrageously coloured tongue, given that the vast majority of lizards have a regular pink tongue.
Partnership puts new focus on sensory disabilities
In a first for Macquarie University and Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), a new partnership has been established to foster research and professional studies in the field of education for people with sensory disabilities.
Macquarie selected to participate in international entrepreneurship program
Macquarie University has been chosen to participate in the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP) program, announced today.
Clinicians struggling to help patients quit smoking before surgery
Smoking can lead to serious complications after cardiothoracic surgery, but a new study shows that clinicians are lacking resources and training to help patients quit.
Sharks can acquire a taste for jazz music
While for many people sharks bring to mind the Jaws theme music, it seems sharks themselves prefer jazz.
Appointment of Inaugural Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy) at Macquarie University
This week Dr Leanne Holt was appointed to the inaugural Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy) at Macquarie University. The appointment coincided with the launch of Macquarie University’s Waranara Djurali Workforce Plan 2018 - 2021.
Are damselflies in distress?
Damselflies are evolving rapidly as they expand their range in response to a warming climate, according to new research led by Macquarie University researchers in Sydney.