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07 April, 2022

Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month | Great Barrier Reef projects

Howdy info seekers! Thanks for listening on this fine Thursday edition of Brisbane Line. Here's a run-down of the stories we ran.

Story #1 (in Studio): Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month

Parkinson’s Disease was first raised to prominence by Doctor James Parkinson way back in 1817.

Around 10 million people globally are affected by Parkinson’s Disease, with April being the month of awareness. The 11th of April in particular is World’s Parkinson’s Day. One of 4ZZZ’s own is going through a journey with the disease.

4ZZZ's Toni Pankaluic chatted with Salty Otton, Australian Coordinator for the 2022 International Parkinson's Games and presenter of 4ZZZ's Rhinestone Cowgirl, who shares her story of what its like living with Parkinson’s Disease, giving us an insightful perspective about the condition.

For a deep dive...

Parkinson's Queensland is an excellent site that provides a wealth of information to help those with Parkinson's Disease, either long-suffering or recently diagnosed. Whether you are a carer, a medical professional or are interested in getting involved, Parkinson's Queensland is a great start!

For further research, the American Parkinson Disease Association is also a great learning site, which provides easy-to-understand summaries of the many symptoms as well as other useful information. 

Want to know more about the 2022 Parkinson's Games Salty is involved with? Click here

Why Red Tulips? Find out here as to why this flower was chosen as the symbol of Parkinson's Disease. 

Story #2 (Brisbane Line 'Live Chat'): TropWater Great Barrier Reef projects and Sea Grass

We often hear the Great Barrier Reef is in trouble - coral bleaching and warming waters to mention a few threats, however do you know of the reefʻs other ecosystems like sea grass? How do these other ecosystems fare, what projects are happening on the reef and do efforts overlap?

4ZZZ's Eliot Rifkin chatted about our reef with Dr Abbi Scott a Research Officer from TropWater at James Cook University.

For a deep dive...

To follow Dr Abbi Scott and her latest research, check out her on Facebook, Twitter or official website. Stay up to date with her research and field trips on Abbi's Instagram. To dig even deeper... catch up on her radio show episodes and seminars about her work and check out Abbi's blog.

Dr Scott coordinates the Cairns-Port Douglas Reef Hub Project, a network of community partners who together aim to preserve and rehabilitate the Great Barrier Reef.  

If you'd like to learn more about TropWater, then visit their website where you can find a plethora of information relating to reef managment. TropWater brings over 150 staff from across James Cook University into one single cohesive research group.

To get involved with the Pint of Science festival, subscribe to their mailing list to receive latest news in your city.

The Great Reef Census is a groundbreaking citizen science effort to survey the Great Barrier Reef. Whether you’re on the Reef or on the other side of the world, you can be part of this important conservation initiative.

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