In the studio this week are Dr Ray, Liv and Dr Shane.

News:
Marine Protection areas and how they're defined in the Seychelles. How does anaethesia work and the research to investigate this. Research on funding suggests that interdisciplinary projects are less well funded than projects that sit solely in one area. The most detailed map of the brain has been produced, showing functions and their interactions under different circumstances.

The First guest is Dr Yugeesh Lankadeva (in the studio) - National Heart Foundation, Research Fellow, Systems Neurophysiology Division, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health at The University of Melbourne talks about septic shock or sepsis in the kidneys.

The Second Guest is Brad Spicer (in the studio) - PhD candidate, ARC CoE in Advanced Molecular Imaging at Monash University talks about blood plasma.

Finally Dr Shane discusses the L4 and L5 Lagrange points in the story segment.

Remember, “Science is everywhere”, including:

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Facebook page: Einstein A Go Go
Twitter: https://twitter.com/einstein_agogo

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Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160724.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 11:42pm AEST

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?

Remember, Science is everywhere, Including :

Program page: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/
Facebook page: Einstein A Go Go
Twitter: https://twitter.com/einstein_agogo

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160717.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 6:15am AEST

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.

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Facebook page: Einstein A Go Go
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Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160710.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 10:44pm AEST

Dr Shane is joined by Dr Ray and Dr Ailie.

First guest is Professor Simon Lewis Department of Chemistry at Curtain University. Forensic researchers are looking the ancient Egyptian blue pigment as it has excellent properties as a fingerprint dusting powder.
Egyptian blue is the oldest known synthetic pigment and has amazing endurance, retaining its luminescence for thousands of years. The ability to make it was lost for centuries but rediscovered in the 19th Century.

Second guest is Christina Lucato, from Advanced Molecular Imaging at Monash University. Approximately 90% of cancer deaths are caused by cancer metastasis or the spreading of tumors to secondary sites, not by the original tumor. Recently a protein called P-Rex1 has been shown to be critical in the metastasis of a number of cancers, including melanoma, breast cancer and prostate cancer.
 
The third guest is Connie Landersdorfer, from Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University. New research could change the way critically ill patients across the world are treated. Using higher-than-standard doses of safe antibiotics can help combat the rise of infections caused by ‘superbugs’ – bacterial infections that resist the current standard treatment regimens. If current trends continue, by 2050 they will kill 10 million people every year.

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160703.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 12:48pm AEST

Einstein A Go Go – 26 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

Direct download: Einstein_A_Go_Go_-_26_June_2016.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 5:13pm AEST

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.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/einstein_agogo

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160619.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 11:00am AEST

In the studio this week are Dr Shane, Dr Jen and Chris KP.

News:
A study from Oxford University looks at "pristine habitats" and discovered that not only are there none left, they haven't existed for thousands of years. Cat videos and a study from the Czech Institute of life sciences come together about the grazing and post threat behaviour in deer. Melbourne weather and La Niña, Icelandic geothermal production plant CO2 sequestration into rocks.

The First guest is Jo Douglass (in the studio) - head of the Department of Clinical Immunology and Allergy at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and an Honorary Clinical Professor at the University of Melbourne, talks about asthma and allergies.

The Second Guest is Craig Dent (in the studio) - PhD student from the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University, talks about flowering plants and how they regulate their flowering and the application of this research.

The Third Guest is Skip Woolley (in the studio) - PhD student at the School for Bio-Sciences, and part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions at the University of Melbourne, he talks about deep ocean research.

Remember, “Science is everywhere”, including:

Program page: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/
Facebook page: Einstein A Go Go
Twitter: https://twitter.com/einstein_agogo

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

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160612.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 12:59am AEST

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

The team begin discussing science news.

Dr Krystal opens with the latest updates on Cancer vaccines, more specifically the method of boosting our own immune system to fight the disease.

Chris KP then delves into the world of meerkats, and recent studies into weight being an advantage when selecting an appropriate leader for a meerkat colony. Is it better to be a fat meerkat?

Dr Shane shares with the team the news of an exciting and upcoming art exhibition being held at Maroondah access gallery titled 'Between two worlds', then finish on the topic of Panda bears, are they in fact bears? Can they hear higher frequency sounds than first thought?

First Guests:

Dr Sarah Meachem - President of the Australian society for medical research & also Testicular Physiologist, Department of Anatomy & Biology at Monash University. AND

Dr Ted Berger Professor of Biomedical engineering at Viterbi, School of engineering in university of Southern California.

The team and guests discuss the upcoming 'Medical research week' happening here in Australia and in particular Ted's prize of 'ASMR Medallist for 2016' for raising awareness of the benefits of medical research in our community. Ted's expertise area is that of neuroprosthetics.

Second Guest:

Dr Terrance Chong - Academic Unit for Psychiatry for old age at University of Melbourne.

Dr Chong and the team discuss multiple topics including Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Mindfullness and the effects of physical activity on wellbeing and even Dementia.

Third Guest:

Associate Professor Kate Hoy - Head of the cognitive therapeutics group at Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre at Monash University.

The team and Professor Hoy discuss (among other things) the treatment of cognitive impairment through the use of non-invasive brain stimulation.

 

Remember, “Science is everywhere”, including:

Program page: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/
Facebook page: Einstein A Go Go
Twitter: https://twitter.com/einstein_agogo

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

 

 

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160605.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 7:49pm AEST

Einstein A Go Go - 29 May 2016

Dr Shane, Dr Ray and Emily (Zoos Victoria guest) discuss spider mating habits, weed killer links to cancer, a crazy plan to probe the Jupiter moon Europa and Zoos Victoria ‘Don’t Palm Us Off Project’.

Second Guest:  Bernard Wood, Professor of Human Origins and Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, George Washington University tells us all about his extensive research into paleoanthropology.

Third Guest:    Travis Park, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University discusses his current research which includes the earliest members of the two living groups of whales.

Fourth Guest: Dr Julia Marchingo,PhD graduate and receiver of the Victorian Young Achiever Award, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research tells us all about her groundbreaking immunology research as well as her advocacy for vaccination and gender equity.

Program page: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/
Facebook page: Einstein A Go Go
Twitter: https://twitter.com/einstein_agogo

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160529.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 10:46pm AEST

Dr Shane is joined by Dr Ray and Dr Krystal.

First guest is Drew Barry who is a Bafta and Emmy-award-winning Drew Berry has been a biomedical animator at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for 20 years. Drew’s animations bring to life biological processes that are difficult for people to comprehend and impossible to observe. Drew was awarded the MacArthur fellowship AKA ‘Genius Grant’ to pursue his work in science communication. This fellowship has recently come to a close and Drew is reflecting on all that it has enabled him to achieve.

Guest 2 Professor Andrew Tonkin from Monash University
Cardiovascular disease is still the number one killer in Australia, despite ongoing efforts in prevention and treatment.
A major national Monash University collaboration is now testing whether a safe, one-off vaccination can help to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Guest 3 is Georgia Atkin-Smith, PhD Candidate from the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science at La Trobe University
Georgia's research focuses on the understanding how white blood cells die. This research project combines novel cell biological techniques with immunological assays to understand the implications of cell death within our immune system.

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20160522.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 10:36pm AEST



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