Sun, 23 October 2016
Dr Shane, Dr Lauren and Dr Ray bring you another hour of the week’s hottest science, including rats that use tools and other animals that display interesting intelligent behaviour, remote monitoring of plankton blooms, the crash of the ESA Schiaparelli Mars probe, and earthquake propagation being dissipated by magma. Dr Shane also reviews Longitude by Dava Sobel.
The team speak with Associate Professor Mike Lawrence, from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, who is working in the area of how Insulin works and a how a venom from a marine cone snail could help to develop ultra-fast-acting insulin, leading to more effective therapies for diabetes management.
They also chat with Professor Paul Webley, the director of the Peter Cook Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage Research, and the CO2CRC Capture Program Manager, from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Melbourne, about the new carbon storage research facility that was recently launched.
Sat, 22 October 2016
Dr Shane, Dr Jeff and Dr Ailie discuss the nobel prize, jumping spiders, high testosterone levels, updated count of galaxies, Mars probe landing and the discovery of an ancient duck sounding bird.
First guest: Suzanne Mason, Dolphin Research Institute, discusses her research on Port Phillip Bay common dolphin communities.
Second guest: Christine Nearchou, senior lecturer in optometry, talks about a crowdfunding campaign to get to Sri Lanka in January to spend time in orphanages screening kids for ocular health and distributing specs (they’ve done similar work in Laos). She can also talks about the epidemic of myopia among kids in western countries and Asia.
Wed, 12 October 2016
The week in the studio; Dr Shane is joined by colleagues Dr Euan, Dr Jen & Dr Krystal.
First Guest: Nobel prize winner - Professor Peter Doherty.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of his Nobel prize win, the team discuss (Among other things) life after the Nobel prize.
The group reflect on not only what has changed in the Professors life since, but also the on-going issues relating to climate change & the exciting next generation of Scientists in this country.
Second Guest: Kelly O'Shanassy - CEO of the Australian Conservation Foundation
Firstly the team's guest explains what it is exactly that the foundation does, then shares some recent local nature news. In particular O'Shanassy explains to the listeners the details surrounding the most recent report from the Stockholm Environmental Institute and how it impacts us in Australia.
Third Guest: Jane Kelly - PHD Candidate from the Department of Animal, Plant and Soil at Latrobe University.
Jane keeps the ecological discussions going but changes the topic to parasites, in particular the 'Liver fluke parasite' and how it's causing serious problems within the dairy industry worldwide.
Mon, 10 October 2016
Dr Shane, Dr Catherine and Dr Ailie discuss a facial recognition study, a happy bees study, the Rosetta Probe comet landing and the recent extreme weather event in SA.
First guest: Anna-Maria Arabia, New Chief Executive, Australian Academy of Science discusses the function of Academy and it’s ability to advocate for evidence based decisions in government policy.
Second guest: Elly Lynch, Clinical Project Manager, Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance tells us about her exciting role in providing a genetic counseling services and the outcome of a government sponsored project to patients requiring genomic sequencing testing for their medical conditions.
Fri, 30 September 2016
Dr Shane and Dr Jen in the studio with her science communication students from Melbourne University - Trish, Josh, Amy and Sakib.
Mon, 19 September 2016
Einstein A Go Go - 18th September 2016
Chris KP, Andrea from the BOM & Dr. Shane
The processes involved in gastro enteritis, mite mitigation with chickens using sandboxes and chasing tornadoes in the USA.
Kathryn Snow School of Population and Global Health University of Melbourne
The emphasis of the importance of follow up testing after a positive testing for viral hepatitis. Currently there is no current established retesting regime.
Katie Buckley Associate Lecturer College of Science Health and Engineering La Trobe University.
Up to 50% of the workforce couldn’t do their job tasks without their voice. Proximity and body fatigue changes the ability to use the voice in the workplace and the sports field. Why is the voice important and how should we be facilitating our voice? Specialist speech pathologists are an excellent resource as is The Melbourne Voice Analysis Centre (MVAC) The voice is an occupational health issue.
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Sun, 11 September 2016
Dr Shane, Dr Euan, Dr Jen and Chris KP discuss the week’s top science news, including biomimicry being used to deliver medicine, tasting carbohydrates, a trick to change neural pathways, and NASA’s mission to the Bennu asteroid.
The team chat to Hannah Macdougall, PhD Student, Sport Management (Centre for Sport and Social Impact) at La Trobe University’s School of Management, about her research into a well-being ‘brain training' intervention program for elite Para sport athletes.
They also speak to Professor Wing Chiu Information Technology - Engineering at Monash University, about using Aerospace Technology approaches for monitoring structural defects in human bones.
Finally they interview Jemma Evans from the Hudson Research Institute, about female reproductive health; particularly, menstruation, and some of the issues that can arise due to periods.
Tue, 6 September 2016
In the studio this week post radiothon are Dr Krystal and Dr Shane.
The First guest (in the studio): Prof. Roberto Cappai - Department of Pathology, University of Melbourne, Winner of the prestigious Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation Medal. Who talks about Alzheimer's disease, biomarkers, toxic peptides, disease progression and potential outcomes.
Tue, 30 August 2016
On the show this week,..
Dr Shane and co. proudly read out and thank loyal members of the RRR family who collectively belong to the “Jewel in the Junk Heap”
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Mon, 22 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.
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