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Macquarie University Hospital, Australia’s first and only private not-for-profit teaching hospital on a university campus, was recently honoured by a visit from Prince Harry.

Read more: http://mq.edu.au/newsroom/2015/05/07/macquarie-university-hospital-to-welcome-prince-harry/#ixzz3ZysshfX9
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To commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Gallipoli, Macquarie University’s Art Gallery will launch an exhibition of artworks to honour and capture the spirit of the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli Cove during World War One.

Read more: http://mq.edu.au/newsroom/2015/04/01/battle-of-gallipoli-centenary-honoured-in-art-exhibition/#ixzz3W12KJOQq 
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Plants trade water for carbon – every litre of water that they extract from the soil allows them to take up a few more grams of carbon from the atmosphere to use in growth. A new global study, led by Macquarie's Dr Yan-Shih Lin, shows that plants trade their water wisely, with different plant species having different trading strategies depending on how much it costs them to obtain their water.

Read more: http://mq.edu.au/newsroom/2015/03/03/plants-use-water-wisely-mostly/#ixzz3TN4KGYgH
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High school students from around Asia Pacific and the United States are set to showcase design and engineering skills at Australia Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition, 12-14 March, Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre. 

Public welcome, free admission!

Read more: http://mq.edu.au/newsroom/2015/02/24/high-school-students-from-asia-pacific-and-the-united-states-showcase-design-and-engineering-skills-at-australia-regional-first-robotics-competition/#ixzz3SnXSRQ36
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A critical review of the evidence surrounding popular detox diets, led by Macquarie University's Professor Hosen Kiat, has concluded that there is no compelling evidence to support the use of detox diets for weight management or toxin elimination.
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Stressed young bees may cause colony collapse. ABC Science reports on the research of Macquarie University's Dr Andrew Barron: 
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2015/02/10/4176386.htm
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School has gone back, and a new study from Macquarie's Child Language Lab has found that open-plan classrooms make listening and concentrating harder for kindergarten students. The Daily Telegraph reported: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/open-classes-hit-the-sound-barrier-kindy-kids-unable-to-hear-lessons/story-fni0cx12-1227204333540
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