Einstein A Go Go - 4 December 2016

Dr Shane, Dr Lauren, Dr Ailie and Dr Ray bring you the week’s hot science, including concrete absorbing carbon dioxide, climate change links to storms that produce multiple tornadoes, printable temporary tattoos to measure sun exposure, and confirmation of new elements.

They speak to Professor Michael Bell, Chair in Tropical Agronomy, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, about the upcoming International Nitrogen Initiative conference and problems with the use of nitrogen in agriculture.

They interview Professor Sue Heinzel, Ph.D. President, Australasian Society for Immunology, and Dr. Lynn Corcoran from the Immunology Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, about their discovery that two internal ‘clocks’ control the immune cells enlisted to fight infection. This discovery, published today in Nature Immunology, upends previous theories on how immune responses are regulated.

Finally, they chat with Rebecca Mitchell, Land Management Extension Officer with the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources in the Government of Victoria, about World Soil Day.

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Einstein A Go Go - 27 November 2016

Einstein A Go Go – 27th November 2016

Prof. Lawrence, Dr Krystal, Dr Lauren & Dr Shane

First Guest: Professor Richard Shine The University Of Sydney. “Teacher toad technology” and condition taste aversion. Northern Australia’s peak predators—snakes and lizards—are more likely to survive the cane-toad invasion thanks to the work of Professor Richard Shine.

Second guest: Prof. Lawrence Krauss School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, and director of its Origins Project. Prof. Lawrence M. Krauss is an internationally known theoretical physicist with wide research interests, including the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, where his studies include the early universe, the nature of dark matter, general relativity and neutrino astrophysics. He has investigated questions ranging from the nature of exploding stars to issues of the origin of all mass in the universe.

Third guest: Laura Mackay Doherty Institute. Winner - Young Tall Poppy Award winner 2016. Infections are generally acquired though barrier tissues such as the skin, gut and lungs. Combating infection at the earliest stages, whilst pathogens are still localised to these body surfaces represents the best opportunity for successful immune intervention and disease prevention.

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Dr Shane is joined in the studio with fellow EAGG colleagues Dr Ailie and Dr Jeff.

The team share brief science news on subjects like Autism and recent weather news in the Arctic, but the majority of the show is spent with two very special guests.

Firstly we have an interview with NASA Astronaut Colonel Terry Vertz who has spent over 200+ days in space as he recounts how he got involved in the space game, tributes to Leonard Nimoy as well as news on why is in Australia and what's happening in 2016 in terms of space exploration.

After this the team are joined in the studio by Associate Professor Ed Hawkins (Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading, UK) who has become somewhat of a science celebrity in recent times since his development of the 'Spiral' which simply explains the progress and effects of climate change.  Along with this development, Professor Hawkins shares updates regarding the subject, as well as delving into the history of Climate change, when did we first begin studying this phenomenon?

Remember,. Science is everywhere..

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Einstein A Go Go - 13 November 2016

Dr Shane, Dr Euan and Dr Jen discuss male parenting, narwhals, climate change, tickling and the invention of the foil electret microphone.

First guest: Professor Lisa Randall from Harvard University, tells us all about her upcoming talks in Australia and current dark matter research.
 
Second guest: Dr Edwin Hawkins from WEHI, discusses the longstanding question of how leukaemia survives chemotherapy has been answered by researchers in Australia and the United Kingdom, bringing the world closer to more effective therapies for this devastating cancer.
 
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Dr Sahane and Dr Ailie in the studio this week. First guest is Dr Andrew Langendam from the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment at Monash University.
Andrew studies the birth and evolution of planets. His research compares how planets formed with and without ice. Planets closer to the Sun were unable to incorporate much ice but  planets and moons that formed further out were able to incorporate water, CO2 and other ices, significantly changing their chemistry. This means that they could potentially be good candidates for the search for life.
 
Next guests are Sanja Van Huet and Rebecca Ballard from Deakin University. Sanja is  palaeontologist at Deakin University running a fossil dig for Megafauna in Lancefield. There are many different theories for the deposition of the >10,000 extinct animals in the swamp.   
This year we hope to have the start of an ongoing dig that is a collaboration between Deakin Unversityi, Latrobe, Monash and Melbourne Universities with Museum Victoria.

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Einstein A Go GO 30th October 2016

Einstein A Go Go - 30th October 2016

Dr Ray, Dr Krystal & Dr Shane

News items: Paleo-biological mitochondrial research of European bison, fighting the Zika virus with the mosquito.

First Guest: Dr William Yan Centre for eye research Australia Project lead. Winner of the 2016 Google Impact Challenge held in Sydney for their ideas on how best to impact change on problems that face the world. Specifically, winning for the generation of remote visual acuity measuring software. More Here

Second guests: Dr Emma Burrows and Dr Amy Heffernan The Florey Institute Of Neuroscience and Mental Health. Representing Women in Science Parkville Precinct (WiSPP) Representing equity, equality and representation of women in leadership. Perfect pitch is a competition run in aid of refining the project pitching process. Amy’s research is looking at the role of metals in neurodegenerative disease including Alzheimer’s disease. Particularly Iron using a worm model. More Here and Here and Here

Third guest: Dr Daniel Fernandez-Ruiz Doherty Institute The University of Melbourne. Fighting malaria at the liver phase using high levels of tissue resident memory t-cells generated by a vaccine. More Here

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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.

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Einstein a Go-Go - 16 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.

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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.


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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.

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