Sun, 2 August 2015
EAGG 2nd August 2015 Dr Shane, Dr Lauren and Dr Krystal
First Guest: Adam Bandt Green Federal member for Melbourne. Adam talks about government spending in science, the importance of generating the next wave in industry and the future of energy in Australia.http://greens.org.au/mps/adam-bandt
Second guest: Hans Clevers Professor of Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Hans takes us through his research into stem cells focusing in on intestine and bowel cancer. https://events.unimelb.edu.au/events/5417-for-good-and-bad-stem-cells-and-organoids-in-health
Third guest: Dr Katie Mack School of Physics, University of Melbourne. Katie provides us with an update of her involvement on the dark matter gold mine project and her impressions of the recent Pluto flyby developments. http://www.findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person332462
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Mon, 27 July 2015
Dr Shane, Dr Dyani and Dr Ray discuss a four-legged snake fossil discovery, handedness of animals and a funding boost to the SETI project.
First guest: Professor Benjamin Howden, Director, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity discusses tracking the source of public outbreaks like Salmonella food poisoning.
Second guest: Dr Alan Duffy, Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University talks about the New Horizons Pluto mission and the discovery of an Earth twin like planet known as Kepler-452b.
Mon, 20 July 2015
This week on Einstein A Go-Go, Dr Shane is joined in the studio by Dr Dyani and Dr Chromo.
Together they begin the show sharing some recent Science news.
Topics include the latest in:
- Microbiome research
- The health effects of a walk in the park
- Star Trek inspired technology
- The very exciting recently finalised Pluto Mission.
First Guest: Professor Canagasingham from CSIRO Perth joins the team by phone to discuss the recent advancements and personal success in the area of Eyecare exams in rural/remote areas.
Second Guests: Professor Mark Cook from St. Vincent's Hospital & the University of Melbourne / Dr David Liley from Swinburne University Brain & Psychological Sciences research centre, join the team in the studio to discuss in depth, the world of Epilepsy. Going on to explain the advancements in the area of invasive and non-invasive treatment of the disease.
The discussion then continues into the world of seizures and seizure control for patients.
Sun, 12 July 2015
Dr Shane, Andrea, and Chris KP talk to Glenn Nagle from CSIRO's Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, about their role in receiving data from New Horizons mission to Pluto. They also have a chat with Rob Sturrock from the Centre for Policy Development, Sydney, and author of The Longest Conflict: Australia's Climate Security Challenge, about how Climate Change will affect our future, and the report’s recommendations.
Finally, they interview Dr Janine Cooper, Honorary Fellow, Child Neuropsychology, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute at The Royal Children's Hospital, about her work with children's memory problems.
The show wraps up with Fiona explaining about the science of snow.
Wed, 8 July 2015
Dr Krystal and Chris KP join Dr Shane in the studio.
Sun, 28 June 2015
Einstein A Go Go – 28 June 2015
Dr Catherine, Dr Krystal and Dr Shane.
News Items: New Alzheimer’s disease and dementia tests through objectively tracking subtle changes in cognition over time. Researchers at the University of Melbourne have sequenced the genome of the Aussie blowfly. Love is Love - gay marriage, Are tri-corders real?
First Guest: Anne J Verbiscer Research Associate Professor from the Department of Astronomy at The University of Virginia. Anne is an expert of icy bodies in the outer solar system, and has been involved in all major current NASA missions, especially in Cassini and New Horizon, with one recent highlight being the discovery of Saturn’s largest ring (Verbiscer et al. 2009, Nature, 461, 1098) http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v461/n7267/full/nature08515.html
Second Guest: Dr Niccola Stern from the Department of Archaeology and History at La Trobe University, Melbourne, brings her scientific analysis of the Lake Mungo Area – which has been dry for the last 15,000 years. http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2011/07/13/3268249.htm
Third Guest: Dr David Ackland University of Melbourne, In an Australian-first surgical procedure, engineers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne along with the Epworth Freemasons’ Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon George Dimitroulis, have corrected a young man’s rare congenital jaw deformity, using a 3D printed jaw joint that was designed and created in Melbourne. http://www.mech.unimelb.edu.au/people/staff.php?person_ID=57084
Remember, “Science is everywhere”, including:
and every Sunday at 11a.m AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM
Tue, 23 June 2015
This week on Einstein A Go-Go, Dr Shane is joined in the studio by Dr Diani and Dr Dr Chromo.
Dr Diani begins the show discussing the 'Power of Positivity' and recent studies into Optogenetics & light sensitive proteins. The team also touch on recent interview and story on fellow RRR show 'Radio Therapy' and the 3 step approach of Gratitude, Empathy & Mindfullness.
Dr Chromo then discusses the 'Fake Faster Diet' (a diet with actual merit?) and the benefits as opposed to the more popular diets.
Dr Shane delves into the latest research into planet Venus, carried out by the Max Planck institute, more specifically from Eugene Shalygin and the Centre for Solar system research.
First Guest: Benjamin Shield (ARC Centre of excellence for environmental decisons seed) at the Australian National University. Discussing Frogs and updating the team on a usually agressive Fungus, also Frog related.
Second Guest: Ella Finkel (Editor at Cosmos Magazine) speaking to the team about recent magazine article around Electrical stimulation of the Brain.
Dr Chromo then finishes the show with a book review of 'The diet myth' (the real science behind what we eat) written by Tim Spector.
Tue, 16 June 2015
Dr Shane, Dr Krystal, Dr Jen and Chris KP discuss controversial comments from Tim Hunt, ancient fossils, MERS disease in South Korea, microscopic robot surgery, sphincter muscle and gathering kangaroo species numbers in the north (please support the big roo count).
Guest, Kylie Smith, Speech Pathologist, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute discusses her research into anxiety of older children with stuttering.
Sun, 7 June 2015
Dr Shane, Dr Lauren, and Dr Krystal bring you the week’s hottest science - biolimb transports & developments in regenerative medicine, a test that can measure your viral history, and Pluto’s moons’ orbits. Continuing the Space theme, Dr Shane reviews Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight by Jay Barbree.
The team speak with Mark Wakeham, CEO of Environment Victoria, about state renewable energy targets.
They also interview Dr Zerina Lokmic (Head of Vascular Anomalies Research Laboratory; Clinical Nurse Consultant – Vascular Anomalies; Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne; Murdoch Childrens Research Institute; Royal Children's Hospital) about the causes of vascular anomalies such as birthmarks.
Thu, 4 June 2015
Dr Lauren and Chris KP join Dr Shane in a packed studio this week with four guests from the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR):
Dr Brigid Lynch, Senior Research Fellow at the Cancer Epidemiology Centre provides some information about the ASMR and the advocacy that they do, and talks about the upcoming Research Week.
Dr Phoebe Phillips via telephone is the Head of the Pancreatic Cancer Translational Research Group, Lowy Cancer Research Centre, University of NSW. Her PhD significantly contributed to the mechanism of pancreatic injury and fibrosis. Her current research has the goal of developing therapeutic strategies targeting cell types that contribute to chemo-resistance in pancreatic cancer.
Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Senior lecturer at University of Melbourne Department of Surgery is an advanced and minimally invasive liver, pancreatic and biliary surgeon at Austin health in Melbourne. His clinical research interest focuses on techniques aimed at improving the management of patients with pancreatic cancer. He is the founder of Pancare Foundation, aimed at awareness, research, education and support (patient and family) relating to pancreatic, liver, biliary and foregut cancers.
Dannel Yeo is a PhD candidate at Department of Surgery (Austin), University of Melbourne and a research scientist. His research is looking into a protein called p21-activated kinase 1 (PAK1) and studying its role, and examining its therapeutic potential in pancreatic cancer.