This week on Tomorrow’s World, we’re talking about how the latest high-sequencing genome technology can be used for conservation efforts after first being used for Kākāpō population studies.
Leilani spoke to Dr Joseph Guhlin from the University of Otago and Genomics Aotearoa about the significance of the new sequencing technology, how it can be used for other endangered species, and Genomics Aotearoa’s role in New Zealand research.
Tomorrow's World is back, and new host Leilani had a chat with Lisa Te Morenga, Associate Professor in Nutrition and Māori Health, and Population Health Doctoral candidate Pippa McKelvie-Sebileau. They talk about how 7/10 Type 2 diabetes cases are diet related, how Aotearoa fits into that statistic, and steps we could take in the future.
When you think of the word 'slash', the guitarist of Guns and Roses may come to mind. Today we are talking about a different type of slash. However, coincidently Slash did release a song last year titled 'The River Is Rising', which is what our slash has to do with. Slash is the name of the forest waste and excess timbre left from harvests.
Isla and Stella chatted with environmental scientist Elliot Stevens about the future direction of slash and catchment management following the events of cyclone Gabrielle which saw slash washed up in flood waters.
Stella and Isla speak to one of the authors of research that shows how removing $5 prescription charges reduces the number of hospital admissions and the length of stays. Professor Pauline Norris from the University of Otago, a specialist in social pharmacy; access to and use of medicines, chats about the nuances of the work.
Menstruation tracking apps: who's using them? For what, and when? Do they accommodate a diverse range of experiences and bodies? How do these apps perpetuate a narrow definition of what a 'normal' body is? Sarah Riley from Massey University speaks to Stella about her research on the topic, from a clinical health perspective.
Tomorrow's World welcomes their youngest guests yet, students from the Toitū te ngahere: art in schools project. A collaborative research project with researchers from the University of Auckland and years 5 and 6 students from Konini Primary School in Glen Eden, and Kauri Park School in Beachhaven. These students really are tomorrow's world.
This year, researchers found a microorganism that became an oxymoron for the term microorganism- a bacterium that could be seen with the naked human eye. On today's episode of Tomorrow's World, Stella chats to Dr Kim Handley, a microbiologist from UoA, about the implications of such a discovery, on the field
This week's Tomorrow's World explores a new combination of methodologies that means we can extract DNA from shells! Stella and Isla speak to the PHD candidate who lead the study, Kerry Walton from the University of Otago.