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‘Very optimistic’: Research offers hope for MND and Alzheimer’s gene treatment

Revolutionary gene therapies to treat motor neuron disease, Alzheimer’s and a severe form of childhood epilepsy may be just around the corner, with a new venture aiming to bring Macquarie University’s medical research to the world.

It’s International Women’s Day – and everything is not OK

Gender inequality in Australia is worse than many sub-Saharan countries – and the pandemic has only worsened the situation. So how might we start to close this alarming gender gap by creating fairer workplaces for women?

Miniature brains offer new directions in dementia research

In between juggling home schooling and the other stresses of pandemic life, Macquarie University dementia researchers Associate Professor Yazi Ke and Professor Lars Ittner found that stem cell technology had progressed to a point where they could potentially use it to create miniature brains.

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