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Media Releases

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

World-first study demonstrates potential role for medicinal cannabis in treating neuromuscular disease
New research – a first of its kind – published recently in the prestigious journal Scientific Reports, by Macquarie University and The University of Sydney, suggests a role for medical cannabis in treating the symptoms of some long-term
Indigenous people’s experiences on social media differ significantly from the mainstream population: National study
A new national report released today on Indigenous Australians’ social media practices has found social media plays a complex role in the lives of Indigenous people, and often differs considerably from non-Indigenous populations.
Too many back pain patients receiving the wrong care
A global epidemic of inappropriate tests and treatments for back pain means patients are not receiving the right care, and resources are wasted, a new series in Lancet reveals today.
Australian children receive healthcare in line with guidelines 60 per cent of the time: national study
Landmark national CareTrack Kids study assessed the quality of healthcare delivered to children across 17 common clinical conditions
Health experts call for national strategy on child injury prevention to curb rates of hospitalisation
A new decade-long study of preventable self-harm and assault hospitalised injuries of children aged 16 years or less was published today in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.
Robots: 22 international teams, 51 Aussie teams competing at Sydney Olympic Park from Sunday
FIRST Robotics Competition Australian Regionals kick off in Sydney from 11-18 March.
New scientific study examines why eggs are shaped as they are
A new study published today in Scientific Reports by scientists from Macquarie University helps us understand why the classic egg shape evolved in birds and explains some of the species variation in egg shape.
Major study of homelessness finds housing policy is failing Sydney's most vulnerable
There is an urgent need for more low-cost housing and alternative housing models of supported housing for Sydney’s homeless, given the high rates of serious mental illness among the homeless, according to new research from Macquarie University
The war on words
Ever wondered how you find yourself agreeing with outrageous political comments, even if deep down you know you feel differently? It all comes down to wordplay, and once you know the tricks, you can use them to your own advantage.
World-first optical fiber laser promises to revolutionise detection of gases
An international research group has developed a world-first optical fiber technology which can help detect a wide range of gases with unprecedented sensitivity.
Macquarie University invests in campus development with redevelopment of Central Courtyard and Arts Precincts
Within the Central Courtyard Precinct, the University is building new state-of-the-art facilities for staff and students to enjoy well into the future.
Helping people with chronic diseases through quality pathology testing
Dr Rae-Anne Hardie has been researching and looking at the quality use of pathology and laboratory testing in general practice. It’s one of the first projects in Australia to be able to use general practice to look at this type of testing in