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Dec 4, 2016

Dr Shane, Dr Lauren, Dr Ailie and Dr Ray bring you the week’s hot science, including concrete absorbing carbon dioxide, climate change links to storms that produce multiple tornadoes, printable temporary tattoos to measure sun exposure, and confirmation of new elements.

They speak to Professor Michael Bell, Chair in Tropical Agronomy, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, about the upcoming International Nitrogen Initiative conference and problems with the use of nitrogen in agriculture.

They interview Professor Sue Heinzel, Ph.D. President, Australasian Society for Immunology, and Dr. Lynn Corcoran from the Immunology Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, about their discovery that two internal ‘clocks’ control the immune cells enlisted to fight infection. This discovery, published today in Nature Immunology, upends previous theories on how immune responses are regulated.

Finally, they chat with Rebecca Mitchell, Land Management Extension Officer with the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources in the Government of Victoria, about World Soil Day.

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