January 30, 2017

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In this Catalyst special, Anja Taylor and Mark Horstman travel to opposite sides of the planet to investigate mega-fires: large uncontrollable fires that are on the rise globally. #EarthOnFire

Season 17, Episode 21 (Toxic Ticks)

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Do Australian ticks pose a greater health risk than we thought? For the first time, microbes inside native Aussie ticks are being probed, leading to new discoveries which may reveal the causes of unexplained illnesses.

Season 17, Episode 13 (Short Sightedness In Children / Saving A Furry Friend)

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We look into the rise of myopia & how scientists are finding a way to turn the tide on the epidemic. Plus meet Australia's first koala scat detection dog that's helping koala conservation researchers. #ABCcatalyst

Season 17, Episode 8 (If Pain Persists)

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This week we investigate recent advances in science and medical engineering that are transforming our understanding of chronic back pain & opening the door to new treatments. #ABCcatalyst

Season 17, Episode 20 (Stress And Cancer/ Secrets Of Pluto)

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Researchers may have found a way to prevent the stress induced spread of cancer cells. Guest reporter, oncologist Dr Ranjana Srivastava investigates. Plus we reveal Pluto's secrets with mind boggling pictures. #ABCcatalyst

Season 17, Episode 19 (Live Long Die Young)

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Lab experiments show it's now possible to fight the four major diseases of old age. Anja Taylor investigates one of these methods achieving extraordinary results. Could this be the key to a long & healthy life? #ABCcatalyst

Season 16, Episode 20 (Sharks)

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In the final Catalyst for 2015, the team look at the scientific discoveries and innovations being made to ensure sharks and humans can co-exist.

Season 17, Episode 39 (Tick Bites / Swift Parrot)

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Dr Jonica Newby meets Dr Sheryl van Nunen, the clinician who discovered the link between tick bites & meat allergies. Plus we revisit a story on one of Australia's most charismatic & endangered birds - the swift parrot.

Season 17, Episode 12 (Antibiotic Resistance)

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Antibiotics have saved millions of lives, but their overuse is making them less effective as bacteria develop resistance. Can researchers outwit these clever bacteria & find novel ways to beat resistance? #ABCcatalyst

Season 17, Episode 18 (Oldest Aussie Beer / Unboiling An Egg)

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Could bottles salvaged from a 220 year old Tasmanian ship wreck contain the remnants of the world's oldest beer? Plus 'unboiling an egg' technology leads to new discoveries in renewable energy. #ABCcatalyst
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