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Photo: Vicky

Me and my Work: The ovary is one of the only organs in our bodies which doesn’t scar and I am trying to find out how this happens. Other organs and tissue inside the body can develop scars espically after surgery and this can lead to extreme pain. By finding out how the ovary does not scar we can create new medicines to prevent scarring in the future.

Status: Thanks for voting for me :o)

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Latest Question:
how atoms created in the first place?

Latest Comment:
Why is tinitus caused? (1 comments)

Photo: Ken

Me and my Work: I’m a gene hunter- I find mutations occurring in the genes of your DNA that cause melanoma (skin cancer). Why? If we find these mutations we can develop new drugs to treat the disease.

Status: Thanks guys! Been heaps of fun! Who's gonna win the big one @Vicky@John

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Latest Question:
why do so many people care so much about science?

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what is your favourite film? (1 comments)

Photo: John

Me and my Work: I’m an oceanographer and I use measurements made onboard ships to learn how the ocean and atmosphere affect one another during stormy conditions, when it is challenging to get sensors (and sea sick scientists) to work well.

Status: Waaaah! Beaten at the final hurdle. Congratulations Vicky!

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Latest Question:
The Earth is struck by lightning 6,000 times per minute and around 70% of the Earth’s surface is water. Considering

Latest Comment:
Why is tinitus caused? (1 comments)

Photo: Jarvist

Me and my Work: I design molecules to make plastic solar cells better.

Status: Boo, evicted :( Well - good luck to all the scientists, and great to speak to all you students!

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Latest Question:
How does light travel through a camera?

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Mario or Luigi? (1 comments)

Photo: Indi

Me and my Work: I study how animals behave and react appropriately to the time of day (for example, sleeping at the right time of day to avoid getting eaten by predators, or hunting at the right time of day when their food can be found) – which is controlled by a tiny region of the brain.

Status: Let me know if you want to get involved in a human body clock experiment!

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Latest Question:
what is wrong with you if you have a tumer in the braing ( what happens to you and how does it dammage your braing ) ?

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If, hypothetically, there were animals on another planet, would they have body clocks? How would the rythm time compare (1 comments)