Listen to Dementia-friendly eyecare, Immunocontraception; and the Moth Tracker52:4224 September 2023

Presenter Dr Shane is joined by Dr Susi and Dr Laura for the latest science news; Dr Marianne Coleman from the Deptartment of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne/National Vision Research Institute, Australian College of Optometry explains how to improve the eye test experience for people living with dementia by providing dementia-friendly eyecare; Dr Ellen Cottingham, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Melbourne talks about new technologies to reduce populations of invasive species in Australia; and Dr Marissa Parrott, Senior Conservation Biologist, Zoos Victoria chats about fighting extinction, and how you can help wildlife. Dr Parrott introduces 'moth tracker' where you can take a photo of a moth, which is then verifed by Zoos Victoria and mapped to aid conservation!

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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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