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Is memory decline an inevitable part of ageing?
Dr Joyce Siette, Research Fellow at Macquarie University’s Australian Institute for Health Innovation, explains.
What is a low-carbon economy?
Professor Martina Linnenluecke, head of Macquarie University’s Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Finance, explains.
Insect hotels and why you should build one
A warning has been sounded that insects could disappear within a century. But Macquarie University entomologist Matthew Bulbert says we can all do something to help save them.
Students crucial for climate justice
The global school strike on March 15 gives students who are too young to vote a platform to be heard -  and that can have powerful consequences, Macquarie University social research has found.
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.
How loud does music have to be to damage your hearing?
Dr Warwick Williams, Senior Research Engineer from the National Acoustic Laboratories, explains.
A hearing test can detect these four serious illnesses
Dementia, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and heart issues are among the serious health conditions which can be discovered by a simple hearing test.
How to know if you have undiagnosed hearing loss
Fatigue, headaches and increased falls - these are just some of the major signs that you may need a hearing test, explains Professor Catherine McMahon, Macquarie University's Director of Audiology.
Cochlear implants: not just for babies
Seniors are the fastest-growing market for cochlear implants, as research links age-related hearing loss to depression, dementia and social isolation.
New project helps kids with hearing loss learn to speak
Children with hearing loss face challenges learning language, but a new Macquarie University project will explore how to help them more effectively learn to listen and speak.
Why should academics and industry collaborate?
Industry funding of academic research can be a win-win situation, explains Anna Grocholsky, Macquarie’s Director of Commercialisation and Innovation.