Einstein a Go Go - 21 August 2016

Dr Shane and all the regular crew members pack the studio for week 1 of the Radiothon,  “A Jewel in the Junk Heap”, and are very excited to present a high paced fun filled show.

The team serve up short snippets of science news, read out subscriber names and above all invite you to join the party to celebrate the station’s 40th birthday!

Remember, science is everywhere, including :

Program page: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/
Facebook page: Einstein A Go Go
Twitter: https://twitter.com/einstein_agogo

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160821.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 10:03pm AEST

Dr Shane is joined by Dr Euan, and Amy Shira Teitel on tour in Australia for National Science Week.

In news, scientist mocktails for orang-utans.  Sleep deprivation and the effects on the brain. Then it’s rockets, space talk and the tuna debacle with Amy Shira Teitel.

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160814.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 6:34pm AEST

Einstein A Go Go - 7 August 2016

Einstein A Go Go – 7th August 2016

Dr Ray, Dr Euan, Dr Jen and Dr Shane

News items:

Staphylococcus Aureus in your nose and antibiotic resistance, waste control using seagulls, mapping brain development, vicroads public service announcements and measuring the limits of the optical system.

First guest:

Dr Tracy Heng Head of the Stem Cells and Translational Immunology Laboratory Monash University. The use and challenges of bone marrow transplantation. more here

Second guest:

Professor Staffan Persson School of Biosciences University of Melbourne

“In the search for low-emission plant-based fuels, new research could lead to sustainable alternatives to fossil fuel-based products. Scientists have identified new steps in the way plants produce cellulose, the component of plant cell walls that provides strength, and forms insoluble fibre in the human diet.” more here

Third Guest

Prof Peter Rayner Academic, Earth Sciences University of Melbourne

Uses ice cores to analyse historic atmospheric composition. more here


PLUS: head over to University of Melbourne festival of science party and hook up talks on earth quakes, science films, the senses and loads more.


Remember, “Science is everywhere”, including:

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Direct download: Einstein_A_Go_Go_-_7_August_2016.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 1:52pm AEST

Dr Shane, Dr Jenny, Dr Ray and Dr Euan bring you this week’s science news, including why certain bacteria favour particular host noses, using seagulls to spot illegal dumping of waste, analysing brain changes as teenagers mature, a new measurement of eye sensitivity, and the University of Melbourne’s upcoming Science Festival.

The team talk to Dr Tracy Heng, Head of Stem Cells and Translational Immunology Laboratory, Monash Biomedical Discovery Institute at Monash University, and Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, about her recent award for stem cell research, related to bone marrow transplants.

They also chat with Professor Staffan Persson - School of Biosciences at the University of Melbourne, about the cell structures in plants.

Finally they speak with Professor Peter Rayner - School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne, about the climate records trapped in Antarctic ice cores.


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Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160731.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 11:00am AEST

In the studio this week are Dr Ray, Liv and Dr Shane.

Marine Protection areas and how they're defined in the Seychelles. How does anaethesia work and the research to investigate this. Research on funding suggests that interdisciplinary projects are less well funded than projects that sit solely in one area. The most detailed map of the brain has been produced, showing functions and their interactions under different circumstances.

The First guest is Dr Yugeesh Lankadeva (in the studio) - National Heart Foundation, Research Fellow, Systems Neurophysiology Division, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health at The University of Melbourne talks about septic shock or sepsis in the kidneys.

The Second Guest is Brad Spicer (in the studio) - PhD candidate, ARC CoE in Advanced Molecular Imaging at Monash University talks about blood plasma.

Finally Dr Shane discusses the L4 and L5 Lagrange points in the story segment.

Remember, “Science is everywhere”, including:

Program page: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/
Facebook page: Einstein A Go Go
Twitter: https://twitter.com/einstein_agogo

and every Sunday at 11a.m AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM.

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160724.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 11:42pm AEST

Dr Shane is joined in the studio with fellow Einstein A Go Go team members Dr Chromo, Dr Krystal and Dr Ailie.

The team kick the show off with science news.

Dr Chromo talks nature under threat, then shares recent studies into whether the immune system could be controlling your behaviour.  Dr Krystal shares recent (accidental) developments with Graphene, a material stronger than steel and as hard as diamond. Dr Ailie then delves into the world of dinosaurs and alternative extinction theories. Dr Shane then explains we have a new dwarf planet in our midst.

First Guest: Dr Alisa Barry - Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.

Dr Alisa joins the team in the studio to discuss different types of Malaria and more specifically one particular strain which isn't often talked about.

Second Guest : Ms. Nadia Bellofiore - Hudson Research Institute.

Nadia joins in the team in the studio to discuss the somtimes rarely spoken about topic of menstruation. More specifically menstruation in mice, answering the age old question, 'Do mice get periods?'

Dr Krystal then leads a discussion with the team on the ever developing area of genes and asks the question; Can you change your genes?

Remember, Science is everywhere, Including :

Program page: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/
Facebook page: Einstein A Go Go
Twitter: https://twitter.com/einstein_agogo

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160717.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 6:15am AEST

Dr Shane, Dr Krystal, Dr Jen and Chris KP discuss how this year will be an extra second longer, air pollution causing flower scent interference and discovery of seafloor ruins.

First guest: John Lesku, PhD Lecturer, ARC DECRA Research Fellow, School of Life Sciences, La Trobe University tells us all about his animal sleep research work and how animals in the wild are wired up with data loggers.

Second guest: Ben MacLean, School of Physics, Monash University discusses the massive improvement in star observation capability after a telescope equipment upgrade at the Coonabarabran facility.

Third and fourth guests: Professor Ingrid Scheffer, Paediatric neurologist and physician-scientist, University of Melbourne and the Vice-President of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. Edward Cliff is a final year medical student at Monash University who completed his Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours last year in diabetes physiology at the University of Oxford. They discuss the pathway advantage of being a clinical scientist, bringing together clinical and research work making for an amazing work/life journey.

Program page: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/einstein_agogo

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160710.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 10:44pm AEST

Dr Shane is joined by Dr Ray and Dr Ailie.

First guest is Professor Simon Lewis Department of Chemistry at Curtain University. Forensic researchers are looking the ancient Egyptian blue pigment as it has excellent properties as a fingerprint dusting powder.
Egyptian blue is the oldest known synthetic pigment and has amazing endurance, retaining its luminescence for thousands of years. The ability to make it was lost for centuries but rediscovered in the 19th Century.

Second guest is Christina Lucato, from Advanced Molecular Imaging at Monash University. Approximately 90% of cancer deaths are caused by cancer metastasis or the spreading of tumors to secondary sites, not by the original tumor. Recently a protein called P-Rex1 has been shown to be critical in the metastasis of a number of cancers, including melanoma, breast cancer and prostate cancer.
The third guest is Connie Landersdorfer, from Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University. New research could change the way critically ill patients across the world are treated. Using higher-than-standard doses of safe antibiotics can help combat the rise of infections caused by ‘superbugs’ – bacterial infections that resist the current standard treatment regimens. If current trends continue, by 2050 they will kill 10 million people every year.

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160703.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 12:48pm AEST

Einstein A Go Go – 26 June 2016

Einstein A Go Go – 26th June 2016

Dr Euan, Dr Ray, Dr Shane

News Items: Travel bacterium, bio inspired adhesion, the Hubble space telescope budget, recently discovered Asteroid 2016H03,

First guest: Dr Sweta Iyer, WEHI Melbourne researchers have discovered a new way of triggering cell death, in a finding that could lead to drugs to treat cancer and autoimmune disease. More here

Second Guest: Emily Cohen - PhD Student Hudson Research Institute Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) describes the situation where a baby does not grow appropriately during pregnancy. It usually results from a poor functioning placenta, which compromises oxygen and nutrient delivery to the baby. More here

Third Guest: Associate Professor Hans Meij is the first Executive Director of the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health Are we elephants or mice? Do we survive by investing in a long qualitative life or by fast reproduction? Hans is an impassioned advocate for EMR’s and the use of the present digital opportunities to improve both patient’s health care and medical research.

Remember, “Science is everywhere”, including:

The Triple R website

The EAGG Podcast repository

and LIVE every Sunday at 11a.m AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM

Direct download: Einstein_A_Go_Go_-_26_June_2016.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 5:13pm AEST

Dr Shane, Dr Ailie and Dr Krystal discuss this week’s hot science stories, including storing carbon dioxide in volcanic rock, a global atlas of light pollution, and the Juno spacecraft’s pending arrival at Jupiter.

The team talk to Jennifer Walz from the Florey Institute, about her group’s research, involving a new method of analysing brainwave data to determine the sequence that different brain regions are activated during a patient’s seizure, which can be used to customise treatments for each patient.

They also interview Jane Visvader from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, whose research team’s studies have revealed that breast cells develop two nuclei as the breast switches on lactation to nurture the newborn.

Finally, that talk with Professor Elizabeth Hartland, the Head of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne, and Deputy Director, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity. Her team believe they have found a major response that helps keep the Legionella infection at bay. With this discovery, they have dissected the complex roles of legions of immune cells that interact to destroy the bacterium. This would enable patients to have a more accurate prognosis for the infection, giving vital information about when to use antibiotics.

Program page: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/
Facebook page: Einstein A Go Go
Twitter: https://twitter.com/einstein_agogo

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160619.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 11:00am AEST


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