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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Sat, 20 August 2016
Dr Shane is joined by Dr Euan, and Amy Shira Teitel on tour in Australia for National Science Week.
Mon, 8 August 2016
Einstein A Go Go – 7th August 2016
Dr Ray, Dr Euan, Dr Jen and Dr Shane
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.
Dr Tracy Heng Head of the Stem Cells and Translational Immunology Laboratory Monash University. The use and challenges of bone marrow transplantation. more here
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
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:
and every Sunday at 11a.m AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM
Sun, 31 July 2016
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.
Sun, 24 July 2016
In the studio this week are Dr Ray, Liv and Dr Shane.
Wed, 20 July 2016
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?
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Sun, 10 July 2016
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.
Tue, 5 July 2016
Dr Shane is joined by Dr Ray and Dr Ailie.
Mon, 27 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
Sun, 19 June 2016
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.