Einstein A Go Go 7th September 2014

Dr Jen, Dr Lauren, Dr Ray

News items: Threatened species day! Insects and their exoskeletons, North Pacific blue whale reproduction and genome of the coffee plant.

First Guest:

Alistair Evans, PhD, Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University. A man who reconstructs environments and behavior from the information hidden in teeth!  http://monash.edu/science/about/schools/biologicalsciences/staff/fellows/evans/

Extra news item: Can we patent human genes?

Extra extra news item: Stroke awareness.

Extra extra extra news item: 40,000 year old abstract art by

Neanderthalls and the newly discovered Dreadnoughtus Schrani.

Science is everywhere, including:



and RRR 102.7mHz FM

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With the 2014 radiothon fading into the past, Dr Shane, Chris KP, Dr Lauren and Dr Dyani do their best to catch up on all the news from the past fortnight including how to help fish adapt to walking, new options for fighting ebola, jellyfish fossils, Voyager 2's plasma sensor, challenging students to deliver water to lost people via drone, the wonderful un-extinct Lord Howe Island stick insect and much much (much) more!


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This week, Dr Shane, Dr Krystal and Dr Dyani discuss science funding policy, the latest on the Ebola update, the Rosetta spacecraft's encounter with a comet. Also, historic experiments with treating cancers with bacteria, and the upcoming National Science Week.

The team talk to Dr Belinda Van Heerwaarden from the faculty of Science at Monash University about how species respond to climate change.

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Dr Shane, Dr Lauren, Dr Crystal & Dr Chromo talk about the current Ebola outbreak in Western Africa, developments in in the treatment of diabetes, methane being released from thawing permafrosts in Siberia, and the Kardashian index. Professor Emma Johnston from the School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences from UNSW talking about the Nancy Millis award & Wikibombing comes in for a chat. Dr Tanya Hill from the Melbourne Planeterium also talks about the programs happening there. 

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Dr Shane, Dr Dyani, Dr Lauren and Dr Adam discuss the complex microbial community in cheese rind, elephant’s superior sense of smell, diamonds at the centre of gas giants, public case for GMOs, how ultrasound works and using the immune system to fight cancer.


Dr Brigid Lynch, senior research officer, from the Baker IDI talks about her research into how physical activity and sedentary behaviour are associated with cancer risk, biological mechanisms underlying risk and health outcomes for cancer survivors.


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This week Dr Jen and Dr Ray join Dr Shane in the studio with Dr Jennifer Henry on the phone from New York.

Also on the phone is Andy Sheppard from CSIRO who talks about the CSIRO's free eBook on Biodiversity.

Guests include Associate Professor Paul Stoddart and Professor Sally McArthur from Swinburne University of Technology discussing the BioReactor, Swinburne’s new Training Centre in Biodevices and the importance of producing industry-ready PhD graduates.

Also in the studio is Dr Nick Murphy from the School of Molecular Sciences, Department of Genetics talking about the impact of fire severity on endemic desert spring species diversity and potential for recolonisation of disturbed sites.

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EAGG 13th July 2014


Hosts Dr Shane,  Dr Dyani, Dr Chrystal, Chris KP,


News items: Anti oxidants and cancer, hoarding smallpox!, mycology and the discovery of 3 new species, Ever wanted to post your head into space? A new aerospace company has the answers. http://www.fireflyspace.com/



First Guest: Jason Callahan PhD student, Monash University School of Bio Medical sciences. Talks about PET CT scans and 4D PET scans and radio therapy planning.





Second guest: W. Gregory Somers, PhD Department of Genetics La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) La Trobe University.

Is the humble fruit fly the key to unlocking Autism? La Trobe University researchers are studying the behaviour of fruit flies in an effort to unlock the genetics associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a disability affecting more than 1 per cent of Australians.





Third Item: Chris KP talks about plant immunity through anti microbial defence.


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This week's episode is all about mammals and the all mammal team (Dr Shane, Dr Krystal and Dr Chromo) are joined by Dr Euan Ritchie, Deakin University's Centre for Integrated Ecology, and Jim Thomas, Director of the Tenkile Conservation Alliance in Papua New Guinea to discuss some of their research in remote (and diverse) parts of PNG.

Professor John Woinarski from Charles Darwin University's National Environmental Research Program steps in to discuss biodiversity and the sudden collapse of many mammal species.

Lastly, Kylie Soanes from the University of Melbourne presents her PhD research into identifying the best ways to make roads more 'wildlife-friendly'.

All of this plus space photography, aliens living beyond Pluto, primate conversation and news from across the science world.


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Dr Shane, Dr Dyani, Dr Lauren and Chris KP bring you the week's hot science: athletes (and monkeys) on a streak, contagious social media moods and the ethics of studying usage, neanderthal poo, the effects of concussion during sports and how LEDs work and how they're appearing in more & more places.

The team talk to Johanna Fraser, postdoctoral researcher at the Monash University School of Biomedical Sciences. Johanna is a virologist, and has a keen interest in understanding how viruses interact with infected cells. She is particularly interested in dengue virus, and developing antiviral drugs that inhibit dengue virus replication.

Then, the crew talk to Rob Moodie, Professor of Public Health at the Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, about tobacco culture persisting in various parts of the world.

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Dr Shane, Dr Dyani and Dr Jen discuss dinosaurs, ancient human faces, water inside the earth's mantle and the secrets of honey.

First guest: Dr Martine Woolf, from Geoscience Australia, talks about her research work into the modelling of coastal tsunamis, cyclones and storm surges.

Second guest: Emma Bland, from La Trobe University, tells us about her research into the effect of the sun on the earth's upper atmosphere and magnetic field.

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