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Catalyst - Little Wonders: Medical Nanotechnology

The most exciting breakthroughs in medicine are happening in the smallest of scales - in the world of micro, nano and quantum technology. By thinking big but working small, scientists are revolutioni...

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Catalyst - Heart of the Matter

Episode 1 - Dietary Villains Dr Maryanne Demasi investigates the science behind the long established claims that saturated fat causes heart disease by raising cholesterol. We follow the road which l...

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Catalyst - Don't Panic (Surviving Extremes)

Two Australian families are hit by a Category 3 tropical cyclone and a catastrophic bushfire. Are they ready? ... And are you? What would you do if a natural disaster was heading for you? Would you...

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Kids on Speed?

Kids on Speed? is a hybrid of observational documentary, factual intervention and social experiment. Working together for the first time, a team of experts, led by dynamic Clinical Psychologist Profes...

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Catalyst - Sitting is Deadly

When you think about living dangerously - smoking, drinking and other risk taking behaviours may be the first things that come to mind. But if your days are anything like mine, one of your deadliest h...

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Catalyst - Plastic Oceans

In our throw away world a plastic bag outlives it's usefulness after around fifteen minutes. A plastic bottle might last a little longer, party balloons a whole occasion. But the ocean likes to hang o...

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Catalyst - Taking Australia's Temperature

Have you noticed any weird weather round your place lately? And do you ever wonder if it's normal... or not? Earlier this year, as Catalyst reporter Dr Jonica Newby's home flooded for the tenth time i...

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Catalyst - Sleep: Getting Enough

If you're feeling sleep deprived because you've just had a baby, if you're a teenager whose always tired, if you're wound up by your frantic lifestyle and can't slow down at night, or if you're strugg...

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Catalyst - GM Special

Genetically Modified Food is a perplexing and hotly debated issue. Will it help to feed the increasing number of hungry mouths into the future? Or is it a genetic time bomb threatening the health of...

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Catalyst - Exercise is Medicine

We all know that exercise is good for us but Anja Taylor reveals just how effective it can be in treating diabetes, heart disease, depression and cancer. Image: ...

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