Media Releases


Katrina Sedgwick to deliver 2019 Brian Johns Lecture
The Centre for Media History at Macquarie University and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund are pleased to announce that the 2019 Brian Johns Lecture will be held on Tuesday 11 June 2019, at the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney. Katrina
It’s not just fish, plastic pollution harms the bacteria that help us breathe
Ten per cent of the oxygen we breathe comes from just one kind of bacteria in the ocean. Now laboratory tests have shown that these bacteria are susceptible to plastic pollution, according to a study published in Communications Biology overnight.
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
New Macquarie StyleHub has the final word on written style
Macquarie University and Biotext announce the impending launch of the Macquarie StyleHub, a comprehensive online platform designed for academics, students, and professional writers and editors, to promote clear and effective communication.
Macquarie University launches Macquarie Business School
Macquarie University has today announced the launch of the Macquarie Business School, signalling a new approach to business education and research collaboration, with the development of a new six-year strategic plan forming the foundations of the
Fortune favours the bold: Can behaviour explain why some animal species become invasive?
A new study has found that adaptability is the key to invasive species succeeding in non-native environments.
Autumn graduation season begins, honorary doctorates awarded
Macquarie University’s autumn graduation series commenced this week, featuring the inaugural graduation for the Master of Disability Studies and several honorary doctorates awarded.
Building farms and towers at sea to feed and power the world
As partners in the $329 million Blue Economy CRC announced in Launceston.
Macquarie University to link Australia’s future smart satellites
As partners in the $245 million SmartSat CRC announced in Adelaide this morning.
Inflammation linked to chemical imbalance in schizophrenia
A study published in Molecular Psychiatry has identified changes in inflammation-related biochemical pathways in schizophrenia that interfere with proper brain nerve cell communication. Researchers have found the first direct evidence in
Lead smelter still exposing Port Pirie children to unacceptable levels of pollution
Children in Port Pirie are being exposed to the highest levels of toxic airborne lead and sulphur dioxide in Australia, causing respiratory problems and risks to cognitive development. According to a new study, these serious risks to human health
New rapid flu test a game-changer for quickly diagnosing and treating patients in emergency departments
New Macquarie University research has found a new rapid flu test in hospital emergency departments could reduce hospital admissions and misdiagnosis of patients