Sun, 13 April 2014
On this week's show Dr Shane Dr Dyani, Dr Lauren, Chris KP discuss acoustics and neuron behaviour, the various strategies of amoebic dysentery parasites, the fluid dynamics of sneezing and asteroids with rings.
Special guests on the show include forensic entomologist, Doctor Michelle Harvey, from Deakin University discussing how insects contribute to legal cases (usually to define a time of death), Professor Stephen Turner from the University of Melbourne discussing immunological memory and WEHI's Doctor Clara Gaff who presents on the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance.
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Sun, 6 April 2014
Dr Shane, Dr Jen, Dr Krystal, and Dr Lauren share the week's hottest science! They talk about the biology of trees used to make paper, a new way to produce stem cells, and why zebras have stripes.
The team talk to Rob Newton, principal of The University High School, about their science & mentoring programs; as well as Kathryn North, Director of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, about genetic factors in the way a particular protein is expressed in fast muscle fibres. The final guest is Bethany Hoye from the Centre for Integrative Ecology at Deakin University, whose latest research on the role of migratory animals in ecological communities has just been published in Science.
Sun, 30 March 2014
Dr Dyani, Dr Lauren, Andrea from BOM and Dr Shane.
Biochemical implications of bariatric surgery, the first synthetic yeast chromosome, asteroid occultation, the weather forecast for the rest of the year.
First Guest: Chris Banks, Zoos Victoria. Which is the world’s most endangered crocodile?
Second Guest: Andrea, Severe weather team Bureau Of Meteorology. Insights into bushfires.
Third item: Dr Lauren. Google flu trends and big data.
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Sun, 23 March 2014
Dr Shane, Dr Lauren, Dr Chris KP, Dr Adam and Dr Jennifer Henry, discuss photonics radar, WA dolphin genetic heritage, number of smells a person can sense, autism treatment and an asteroid called Erigone.
Fri, 21 March 2014
Dr Ray, Dr Jen and Dr Chromo join Dr Shane on this show.
Wed, 19 March 2014
Dr Shane, Dr Diani, Dr Krysta & Chris KP join you to talk about the university life for science students, how swallow-tales butterflies can mimic other butterflies, gene therapy for the ongoing fight against HIV, and many other news around in the science world. Professor Russell Crawford & Elena Ivanova both from Swinburne University also come in to talk about insect wings and anti-bacterial surfaces and lastly, we learn a little bit about dinosaurs and whether we can discover more than their fossils in the Earth.
PLEASE NOTE: This podcast contains some discussion about sexually explicit material.
Sun, 2 March 2014
On this week's show Dr Shane, Dr Lauren and Dr Krystal unpack the art of flying business class, the increased likelihood of males developing intellectual disabilities (and what is it that protects women?), how hookworms affect immunity and how genetic traits are stacked in GM foods.
Associate Professor Megan Munsie from Stem Cells Australia joins the show to update us on the capabilities and ethics of stem cell research and Dr Tanya Hill from Scienceworks' Planetarium discusses their after-dark astronomy classes and upcoming exhibition 'Rescue'.
All this and more (about Dr Lauren's junket to the USA) on yet another packed show.
Sun, 23 February 2014
Dr Shane, Dr Dyani, and Dr Adam discuss this week's hot science news, such as the similarity between dogs' and humans' brains, human brain cells replicating, the science of nutritional advice, speculation about a new type of neutrino, problems in getting wide-ranging medical data for research while respecting privacy concerns, and dubious science presented by religious educators.
The team speak to Associate Professor Monique Ryan (Chief Investigator with the Centre of Research Excellence in Neuromuscular Disorders (CRE-NMD), Paediatric Neurologist at the Royal Children’s Hospital, senior researcher (fellow) at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and RRR subscriber), about Rare Disease Day, and diagnosing childhood diseases. They also have a chat to Dr Elisa Hill, Neuroscientist at the University of Melbourne, about the Human Microbiome project, and studies correlating microbiomes with autism.
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Mon, 17 February 2014
Einstein A Go Go 16th Feb 2014
News items: A Newly invented material beating all strength to weight ratios. 19 Billion dollars a year is the estimation of the illegal wildlife trade. How many elephants are poached each day? Find out the new tech being used to thwart these crimes. Who is Paul Ekman? What can he tell you about the look on your face? The National Ignition Facility has some exciting new claims about fusion.
First guest: Associate Professor Clare Scott from The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. The institute’s ovarian cancer research program, led by clinician scientist Associate Professor Clare Scott, is discovering how ovarian cancer develops, and designing better ways to detect and treat ovarian cancer. As part of this, researchers are working to develop new strategies to match individuals with ovarian cancer with the best treatment for their disease, and to discover genetic changes that make some ovarian cancers resistant to conventional chemotherapy.
Second guest: Dr Alan Duffy from the School of Physics, University of Melbourne talks about a really old star, like a 13 Billion years old star.
“It's a pretty awesome find, truly a needle in a haystack (as rare as about 1 in 60million stars). This star tells us about the nature of the early universe, long before our galaxy the Milky Way itself was formed (these stars act as time capsules from the time they formed, taking a sample of the gas around it at those early times).
Third guest: Katy Mueller from The Centre of Research Excellence in Child Language, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute talks about, well, TALKING!! Get the latest info about the genetic link to speech and language development.
Thu, 13 February 2014
Dr Shane, Dr Krystal, Dr Dyani and Dr Chromo burst back on the airwaves for 2014, the team discuss peanut allergy treatment, bionic hand, a spices of bird called Hoatzin, support our sharks petition and a summary of summer events.
First guest, Ms. Alison Amos, CEO, Ovarian Cancer Australia discusses the severity of ovarian cancer, diagnosis and raising community awareness.
Second guest, Associate Professor Andrew Steer, Principal Research Fellow at University of Melbourne Centre for International Child Health, discusses his research into bacteria and developing a vaccine for rheumatic fever.