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Professor Justin Yerbury presenting at the University of Wollongong, May 2019

Professor Justin Yerbury presenting at the University of Wollongong, May 2019

Resistant nerves could lead to treatment for neurodegenerative disease

ABC RN | The SCience SHOW | 17 AUg 2019

Motor neurone disease is debilitating disease where nerve cells die and muscles waste away. But some nerves, like the motor neurones that control the eyes, are somehow spared. Professor Justin Yerbury wants to know why.

 
Lifeguard and marine biologist Kye Adams at Kiama Beach, NSW, with his blimp-mounted camera system for spotting sharks

Lifeguard and marine biologist Kye Adams at Kiama Beach, NSW, with his blimp-mounted camera system for spotting sharks

Blimp used to spot sharks

ABC RN | The Science Show | 13 March 2018

Lifeguards have a lot to look out for: swimmers in distress, rips and visiting sharks. On the south coast of NSW, Kye Adams has an eye helping himin the sky.

 
Bacteria are developing resistance to widely used antibiotics at frightening rate so new approaches are needed.

Bacteria are developing resistance to widely used antibiotics at frightening rate so new approaches are needed.

New approaches aim to circumvent antibiotic resistance

ABC RN | The Science Show | 12 May 2018

When penicillin was introduced during the 1940s, resistance became apparent within about 20 years. Today when new antibiotics are introduced, resistance is seen within 2 to 3 years. New approaches are needed to fight common bacterial infections and antibiotic resistance.