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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.
Hypnosis breakthrough in changing ingrained behaviour
Macquarie researchers have used hypnosis to achieve what was previously considered impossible: to overcome an ingrained behaviour usually outside our conscious control.
How is interstellar dust formed?
Astrophysicist Tayyaba Zafar, from the new Australian Astronomical Optics team at Macquarie, explains.
A star-gazers' guide as five brightest planets align in the night sky
Astronomy fans, five aligned planets are visible in the early evening sky for ten days in October. Department of Physics and Astronomy Senior Scientific Officer Adam Joyce shares what to expect from this spectacular line-up.
Fragments from an ancient time reveal new insights into the human story
Dr Ronika Power works on human remains from ancient sites to build pictures of life and death in human societies from our shared past.
How Assassin's Creed triggered a world-first Egyptian hieroglyphics decoder
A new digital decoder uses Macquarie University research to help scholars and students more easily translate stories from the ancient Egyptian world.
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.
Carpe diem: Adults learn Latin in rising numbers
Secondary schools still offer Latin, but interest in learning ancient languages for pleasure is undergoing a resurgence among adults.
Jobs for rural Australia in synthetic biology revolution
Scientific innovation in Macquarie labs can help drive an emerging – and lucrative – biomanufacturing industry.
Why do we dream?
There are many different theories about why we dream, but of all of them, Sigmund Freud’s has proven to be the most provocative. Associate Professor Simon Boag, from the Department of Psychology, explains.
Zebrafish take science a step closer to an MND cure
A diagnosis of motor neuron disease is a death sentence for 800 Australians every year.  But there is reason for hope.