Listen to Crocodiles, Immune Systems, Cancer and Neurodegeneration52:1516 April 2023

Presenter Dr Shane is joined by Chris KP and Dr Sarah Best for the latest science news; Scott Williams from the Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry at La Trobe University explains the innate immune system and how the antifungal mechanism of a protein in Australian saltwater crocodiles links to those in humans; Professor Andy Hill is internationally renowned for his ground-breaking work in neurodegenerative disorders and developing new diagnostics. Professor Hill is also the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Impact at Victoria University and explains VU's approach to research with impact, with a partnership with the in-construction Footscray Hospital, part of Western Health, on their doorstep. Professor Hill details his lab's progress towards sustainability.

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Exploring the wonders of science and its impact on the world. Dissection and discussion of science and science issues made digestible for public consumption.

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