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Apr 17, 2016

Dr Shane, Dr Krystal, Dr Chromo and and Chris KP discuss bionic spinal cords, inflammatory bowel disease, treatment for cholesterol deposits and quantum physics.

First Guest: Matthew Holden, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland tells us about his research into computer modelling on things like fisheries management and how people making environmental management decisions typically make worse choices than statistical models would.

Second Guest:  Dr Rohan Clarke, Biological Sciences, Monash University discusses his research into the use of drones and how they can revolutionise ecological monitoring.

Third Guest: Prof Dale Godfrey, The Doherty Institute and University of Melbourne, discusses the “day of immunology event” and why the theme this year is heroes and villains. Dale talks about heroes with regard to infection, villains regarding autoimmunity & allergy, and superheroes with regard to fantastic new cancer immunotherapies that are curing previously incurable cancer.

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