In the studio this week are Dr Shane, Dr Ray, Dr Ailie and Dr Jen in this special Gender and Workplace Diversity episode.

First guests (via Skype) - Prof. Emma Johnson from the School of Biological Sciences at UNSW who talks about what she studies and the tools used to study them, the coral reef bleaching and gender equality in tertiary institutions.

Dr Ailie and Dr Jen focus on gender and diversity issues in the workplace, and
specifically in education and research. What are the statistics, why does it
matter and unconcious bias.

Second Guest (via Skype) - Lisa Harvey-Smith from CSIRO's Astronomy and Space Science Division talks about her research and latest results using the CSIRO's new pathfinder telescope and her involvement with the Gene Cernan series of shows.

The team wrap-up with what can be done to address gender imbalances.

Remember, “Science is everywhere”, including:

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

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160501.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 10:28pm AEST

Dr Shane is joined in the studio with colleagues Dr Krystal and Dr Ray.

Dr Krystal kicks the team off talking Dinosaurs, Extinction theories and why did all the birds survive when the dinosaurs died off? Could teeth hold the answers?

Dr Ray then talks Sleep, more specifically how people sleep. Have you ever noticed why when you go to sleep somewhere for the first time, the sleep isn't so deep? Dr Ray explains the theory of 'First night effect'

Showcasing the power of community radio, and the influence of the EAGG team, a few years back Dr Shane and fellow EAGG co-host Dr Lauren met with a young Melbourne boy named Kai to assist with a school project on the bionic eye, fast forward to now and the young boy is representing Australia in another science related endeavour in Spain.

First guests: Gregory Crocetti & Briony Barr - Graphic Novelists

The team are joined in the studio to discuss their graphic novel centred around stories about microbes in the battlefield 'The Invisable War'

Second Guests: Chris McCormack & Cathy Cavallo - Wild Melbourne

Chris and Cathy are next in the studio to discuss the Wild Melbourne group which provides science for education purposes, specifically sharing their knowledge of our local Victorian environment.

Third Guest: Associate Professor Dr Sofianos Andrikopoulos NHMRC Senior research fellow, Department of Medicine a University of Melbourne & Austin Hospital.

Dr Andrikopoulos joins the team in the studio to talk all things Type 2 diabetes, How does it work? What is the difference between type 1 and type 2? and what's the latest in diagnosis and treatment?

Remember, “Science is everywhere”, including:

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


Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160424.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 5:24am AEST

Einstein a Go Go - 17 April 2016

Dr Shane, Dr Krystal, Dr Chromo and and Chris KP discuss bionic spinal cords, inflammatory bowel disease, treatment for cholesterol deposits and quantum physics.

First Guest: Matthew Holden, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland tells us about his research into computer modelling on things like fisheries management and how people making environmental management decisions typically make worse choices than statistical models would.

Second Guest:  Dr Rohan Clarke, Biological Sciences, Monash University discusses his research into the use of drones and how they can revolutionise ecological monitoring.

Third Guest: Prof Dale Godfrey, The Doherty Institute and University of Melbourne, discusses the “day of immunology event” and why the theme this year is heroes and villains. Dale talks about heroes with regard to infection, villains regarding autoimmunity & allergy, and superheroes with regard to fantastic new cancer immunotherapies that are curing previously incurable cancer.

Program page:
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Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160417.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 9:48pm AEST

Dr Ailie joins Dr Shane and three guests in the studio.

In news – SpaceX successfully land a rocket on a barge in the ocean. See level rise caused by human activity won't peak for at least one millennium.  
First guest is Dr Tatiana Soares da Costa an NHMRC Early Career Fellow in Biochemistry from La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, La Trobe University.
Tatiana’s overall research focus is in the development of new classes of antibiotics and herbicides. Her main focus is the first enzyme in an unchartered pathway. By inhibiting this enzyme, she is able to shut down the entire pathway in bacteria and plants. Tatiana is in the process testing the efficacy against drug-resistant bacteria and weeds.  

Second guest is Ravi Ravitharan, Director, Institute of Railway Technology, Monash University.
From 2016 a specially-equipped standard railcar will be rocking and rolling along the tracks of East Java. It will have carefully positioned sensors to detect its movement. Railcar instrumentation has been designed by Monash University’s Institute of Rail Technology (IRT) to provide data on the condition of the track and the response of the rolling stock. This will allow engineers to accurately estimate safe loads and running speeds, to see whether it’s possible to reactivate inactive railways.

Final guest is Amanda McKenzie, Climate Council CEO.
GLOBAL emissions have flatlined for the second year in a row as Australia’s emissions continue to climb.Renewable energy is powering the decoupling of greenhouse gas emissions from economy growth.
We are now reaping the rewards of countries like the US, Germany and China who working hard to tackle climate change but we'd be making even greater progress if countries like Australia started doing their fair share.

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160410.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 1:46pm AEST

EAGG - 3 April 2016

Einstein A Go GO - 3rd April 2016

Dr Ray, Dr Liv, Dr Dr Ailie and Dr Shane

News Items: Caribou adaptation, Space flight effects on male follicles, New geological warnings in Oklahoma.

First Guest: Elizabeth Fletcher PhD Candidate Hudson Institute of Medical Research

“Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia.  There is a misconception that we know how to treat it, yet the incidence of heart disease is increasing because of obesity and more people surviving heart attacks for example. Heart disease, especially chronic heart failure is very costly to treat.” More Here

Second Guest: Professor Terry O’Brien Neurologist University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health. “Melbourne medical researchers have created the world’s first thought-driven minimally invasive brain machine interface, giving people with spinal cord injuries new hope to walk again.” More Here

Remember folks, “Science is everywhere”, including:

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

Direct download: Einstein_A_Go_Go_-_3rd_April_2016.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 1:00pm AEST

Joining Dr Shane, Dr Ray, Dr Lauren and Chris KP In the studio this week is Dr Jason Dutton, Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science at La Trobe University, about his work that will help lead to more practical use of Hydrogen as a fuel. The team also discuss minimal synthetic cells, nanotechnology for self-cleaning clothes, a fish (cryptotora) that walks like land vertibrates do, and new insights into how the brain processes fear.

Dr Shane and Peter Aylward (president of the Space Association of Australia, Inc) interview NASA Astronaut Captain Gene Cernan, ahead of his visit to Australia and screenings of the movie about his story, “Last Man on the Moon”.


Program page:
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Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160327.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 11:00am AEST

In the studio this week are Dr Shane, Dr Krystel, Dr Chromo and Dr Ailie.

Sexing dinosaurs, North Carolina State University have managed to identify the medullary bone in a T. rex. Breast feeding shamers. Science journalism wrap for Time Magazine, after an article on the science of the correlation between depression and foods with a high glycemic index. Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) have discovered the largest structure within the Universe call the BOSS Great Wall. A physics study at North Carolina State are studying the fluids in which things (birds, fish, sperm) work together to move in one direction. February had the warmest global temperature anomaly on record of 1.35 degrees C.

First guests (in the studio) - Dr Rebecca Lim and Associate Professor Tim Moss from the Hudson Institute for Medical Research at Monash talk about using cells from a baby's placenta to help heal conditions, such as lung damage in premature babies.

Second Guest (in the studio) - Dr Andrew King, Climate Scientist from the University of Melbourne talks about what climate change humans are actually influencing.

Program page:
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Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160320.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 6:00pm AEST

Dr Shane is joined in the studio with colleagues Dr Euan, Dr Jen and Chris KP.

Tonight on the show the team are joined by two of heavy hitters in current world science. One an expert on String Theory and another that has been awarded over 28 honorary doctorates.

First Guest - Dr Brian Green; Professor of Physics at Columbia University.

The team and Dr Green discuss Einstein's theory of relativity and the possibilities around string theory. Dr Green is visiting Australia currently and speaking at shows around the country including some upcoming shows at Melbourne Park.

Second Guest - Dr David Suzuki; Award winning national broadcaster, science communicator and geneticist. (pre recorded interview)

The esteemed Dr David Suzuki discusses (among other things) his new book 'Letters to my grandchildren', living life in the 'Death Zone', genetic modification, global warming and the future of our species.

The team then update the RRR listeners with some news.

Dr Jen kicks the team off talking the continual develop and growth of our Brains.

Dr Euan switches the topic back to the Environment, our current situation and some good news on how we can potentially fix our issue with the disposal of P.E.Ts.

Chris KP discusses news from the egg industry. In local news there is research happening in Geelong, in distinguishing the sex of a chicken whilst still in the egg resulting in potentially a lot of saved male chickens.

Remember, “Science is everywhere”, including:

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


Direct download: Einstein-A-Go_Go-20160313.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 10:07pm AEST

Einstein A Go Go - 6 March 2016

In the studio this week are Dr Shane, Dr Lauren and Dr Ray with a very busy program.

Scott Kelly is back from the international space station (he was there 340 days), leading into some interesting twin studies. Studies showed that racoons (on an island in British Columbia - where there are no known predators left) who when played the sounds of wolves and cougars, stopped their voracious foraging. A study in Huazhong, China has concluded the human had is evidence of a Creator, which has generated much controversy especially for PLOS ONE.

First guest (in the studio): Sarah Dash from the Innovation in Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Treatment (IMPACT) Strategic Research Centre who talks about the connection of diet and mental health.

Second guests (in the studio): Dr Caroline Le and Dr Erica Sloan, from Monash University's Institute of Pharmceutical Sciences who talk about how chronic stress builds lymphatic 'highways' that provide cancer cells with a faster and more efficient way to spread.

The final guest (in the studio): Marilyn Anderson, La Trobe University who talks about plant anti-fungal molecules for treatment of fungal diseases in humans, and how to use plants to produce them.

Program page:
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Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160306.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 5:47pm AEST

Dr Shane, Dr Krystal and Dr Ray dive straight in with a record six studio guests.

Guest 1: Donna Stolzenberg, Director of the Melbourne Homeless Collective
Speaking about the Melbourne Period Project raising public awareness about homelessness and menstruation management.
Guests 2 and 3: Dr Frank Muscara and Dr Meredith Rayner, Child Neuropsychologists from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Take a Breath program being trialled at RCH. It is a program for parents with very sick children to help them minimise the impact of the illness on their own mental health and wellbeing. Research has found that parents suffer significant mental health issues (depression, anxiety, PTSD), and that this has been shown to impact on family functioning. This is a program based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and has been well received by parents and so far is giving us good results.
Guests 4 and 5: Prof. Sandra Kentish and Dr Greg Martin from the University of Melbourne's School of Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineers have discovered a new way to deliver carbon dioxide to microalgae, which in turn, can be harvested to make renewable fuels such as biodiesel.

Guest 6: Alistair Evans from Monash University
Predicting human evolution - Monash University-led research has shown that the evolution of human teeth is much simpler than previously thought, and that we can predict the sizes of teeth missing from human fossils and those of our extinct close relatives (hominins). A new study published today in the journal Nature, confirms that molars, including wisdom teeth, do follow the sizes predicted by what is called ‘the inhibitory cascade’ – a rule that shows how the size of one tooth affects the size of the tooth next to it.

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160228.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 9:50pm AEST


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