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Einstein A Go-Go
52 minutes | Nov 20, 2022
Poo Transplants, Nutrition in Space, and Artemis I Rocket
Dr Felice Jacka OAM, Professor of Nutritional Psychiatry, and Director of the Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University, and founder and president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research, explains the history of developing a "whole system" approach to psychiatry - especially the link of nutrition and food to brain health. Felice and the team explore poo transplants as a new treatment for people with depression, and also her experiences at NASA advising on nutrition in space and how to preserve gut diversity and keeping astronauts healthy on a long voyage to Mars. In science news, Dr Lauren chats about the lifespan of bees, and Dr Gemma Sharp talks about how breathing impacts how we think. And Dr Shane brings his enthusiasm for rocket launches in discussing NASA's recent attempts to launch the Artemis I rocket. With presenters Dr. Shane and Dr. Lauren. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go
52 minutes | Nov 13, 2022
Norfolk Island Archaeology, Strokes and Science Reproducibility.
Presenter Dr Shane is joined by co-hosts Euan, Graci and Chris KP. In science news they explore octopodes throwing things; treatments for nightmares; and trees causing extinction events. Then, Nicola Jorgensen, archeology Masters student at the University of Sydney, talks about recent Norfolk Island archaeological finds, and Dina Pogrebnoy, PhD Candidate, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle, explains the latest research about strokes; and Graci talks about science reproducibility. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go And live every Sunday at 11:00am AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM.
53 minutes | Nov 6, 2022
New COVID Variants, Photographic Tiger Sharks, King Tut's Tomb, Antibiotics & Bacteriophages
The team provides an update on the latest COVID variants, and explore the latest science news such as camera wielding tiger sharks, microscopy, King Tut's tomb, and Gracey provides insight into a range of extinct (and quite scary!) animals. Then, Dr Joseph Tucci, Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacy Discipline Lead, Department of Rural Clinical Sciences, La Trobe Rural Health School, tells the team about the difference between and future of antibiotics and bacteriophages. With presenters Dr. Shane, Dr. Stacey, Dr. Ray, and Gracey. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go And live every Sunday at 11:00am AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM.
53 minutes | Oct 30, 2022
Anxiety and Optimism, Undiscovered Viruses, Great Guts
Writer Anna Spargo Ryan talks about her new book 'A Kind of Magic: A memoir about Anxiety, Our Minds, and Optimism in Spite of it All'; Emma Harding from the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences at the UNSW Sydney, who used the UNSW supercomputer Katana to comb through petabytes of amphibian and reptile RNA data in search of new viruses, explains how there are millions of undiscovered viruses globally and her search has found roughly one new virus per ten samples. And Dr Lincon Stamp and Marlene Hao from the Department of Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Melbourne, talk about how there are more bacteria in your gut than there are cells in your body! These bugs can have a big impact on your health and your mood, and they are sensitive to what we eat. With presenters Dr. Shane, Dr. Ray, and Stacey. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go
53 minutes | Oct 23, 2022
Stuttering, Oceanic Plates, BoM Kerfuffle
Professor Meghan S. Miller, Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University, talks about her research into critical tectonic plate boundaries, in particular, subduction zones where oceanic plates are descending into the Earth’s deep interior (e.g. Indonesia, Alaska, Japan, Italy). Her research asks questions such as, How has the outermost layer of the Earth evolved? How do processes and structures deep within the Earth control the geology we can observe at the surface? And Elaina Kefalianos (PhD), Vice-President, Stuttering Association for the Young, talks about her research and work in stuttering. In local news, the team explore the BoM re-brand kerfuffle, and also the genetic aftermath post-bubonic plague. With presenters Dr. Shane and Chris KP. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go
52 minutes | Oct 16, 2022
Teaching Evaluations, Brain Cancer Treatment, and the Hidden Dangers of Floodwaters
Dr Megan Lee from Bond University chats about student evaluations of teachers and how these contribute to increased stress in academics. When feedback isn't constructive it can be harmful - and asking both academics and students for ideas on how to improve the process is resulting in promising ways forward; Dr Jessica Buck from the Telethon Kids Institute and the University of Western Australia talks about the difficulties of treating brain cancer, however combining drugs with traditional radiotherapy treatment can help decrease short and long term side effects associated with treatment; Chris KP discusses the dangers of floodwaters - including risk of infection and animals in the water. (Avoid submerging any of your body openings in floodwater!) Also discussed are whether bumblebees remember sweetness of flowers, how the sex of a researcher handling mice in a lab can affect their behaviour, and the evolutionary purpose of hair. With presenters Dr. Shane and Chris KP.Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go
51 minutes | Oct 9, 2022
All Things De-Extinction and Cryopreservation
We’re wiping out species at a rate not seen in 66 million years, so the Museums Victoria Research Institute have decided to do something about it! Dr Kevin Rowe, Senior Curator of Mammals, joins Dr Jen and Dr Shane to talk genomes, innovation, and how institutions all play a role in managing our past and future ecology. At the other end of the spectrum, RMIT Research Fellow (and Renaissance woman) Dr Saffron Bryant shares the latest in her cryopreservation research. And then, while many of us re-evaluate our plans for the distant future, Dr Lauren Arundell, Research Fellow from the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University, brings some hard truths about screen time and behaviour in a post lock-down world. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go
52 minutes | Oct 2, 2022
Dr. Sandro Demaio on Vaping
Dr. Shane and team speak with Dr Sandro Demaio, CEO of VicHealth and a globally-renowned public health expert, with a passion for food, health and wellbeing, about the harms of vaping, particularly on young people. The pandemic has isolated young people, and the vaping industry focuses on this group, with advertising, including using social media like Tiktok. Additionally, vaping devices are often shaped as everyday items like highlighters or hoodie toggles. Dr. Demaio explains how these devices should be restricted, and that we already know that they can cause infections in the lungs, which can lead to chronic problems, including cancer. The chemicals can also damage the heart and brain. Dr Demaio shares how he is also pushing for a national agency for independent health advice, or an ‘Australian CDC’. Australia is the only OECD country without such an institution to coordinate, manage, inform, and direct health advice. The team also talk about scientific dogs with Dr Linden, and the optimal strategy to calm a crying child with Dr Stacey. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-GoFacebook page: Einstein-A-Go-GoTwitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go
51 minutes | Sep 25, 2022
Volcanologist Empowering Students, Topological Data Analysis, Brain Cancer Centre Fundraiser
Dr Janine Krippner, Volcanologist, Honorary Associate Researcher, University of Waikato, New Zealand, talks about empowering students in scientific thinking at her primary school by donating an annual award; Dr Agnese Barbensi, applied mathematician, University of Melbourne, previously at Oxford for her PhD, discusses mathematics in cancer and brain research and her role in advancing topological data analysis; Dr Sarah Best, WEHI, talks about treating brain cancer and the Dine for a Cure gala dinner to support the Brain Cancer Centre; and in weekly science news, the team discuss the reintroduction of Cheetahs into India. With presenters Dr. Shane and Dr Ailie. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-GoFacebook page: Einstein-A-Go-GoTwitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go
51 minutes | Sep 18, 2022
AI, Vision Health and Processed Food
Dr Shane is joined by co-hosts Dr Jen and Science Communication students Hunter, Ali and Tess. In science news, earliest fossilised fish heart, cockatoos vs humans over bins, gym junkies and Parkinson's disease, Ignoble prize. Tess talks about day-to-day AI; Hunter talks about vision health esp. in remote areas; and Ali talks about processed food. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go And live every Sunday at 11:00am AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM.
50 minutes | Sep 11, 2022
Microscopy and Organ Donation.
Presenters Dr Shane and Dr Jen discuss science news about ancient amputations, asteroids and tweezers. Then, Dr Adam Parslow from the Baker Institute talks about modern microscopy; Meaghan Bruns, Donation Specialist Nursing Coordinator, Western Health, talks about her work, and organ donation recipient Cathryn talks about organ donation and DonateLife. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go And live every Sunday at 11:00am AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM.
45 minutes | Sep 4, 2022
Special Radiothon Show!
Dr Shane is joined by co-hosts Dr Ray, Dr Linden, Dr Euan, Dr Jen, Dr Ailie, Dr Ray, Chris KP and from Texas; Graci! It’s nearing the end of Radiothon, so the team has got together to share some science news, but also thank all of the loyal Triple R subscribers who support the show. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go And live every Sunday at 11:00am AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM.
51 minutes | Aug 21, 2022
Why Planets are Unique; and Music and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Associate Professor Katarina Miljkovic, from Curtin University’s Space Science and Technology Centre and School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, explains how the planets in our solar system are vastly different although they all formed from the same cloud of gas and dust around a star – our sun. Why is this? Does the answer lie in studying how asteroids, comets and meteors bombarded the planets in the past, changing surface conditions? And Dr Liam Hall, ARC DECRA Fellow, School of Chemistry at The University of Melbourne, expert on quantum and matter physics, talks about his research into how music and NMR spectroscopy go together. Plus in science news, the team explore microbe-based batteries, and paths of distant light from deep space. With presenters Dr. Shane and Chris KP. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-GoFacebook page: Einstein-A-Go-GoTwitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go
52 minutes | Aug 14, 2022
Professor Brett Sutton, Art Meets Science, and Saving Species
Professor Brett Sutton, Victorian Chief Health Officer, talks about his role, why and how he became involved in public health, and the best preventions against COVID; Artists Emme Orbach and Noah Spivak discuss their exhibition at the Counihan Gallery for National Science Week; and in weekly science news, the team discuss ideas assisting endangered species from extinction. With presenters Dr. Shane and Dr Euan. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-GoTwitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go
53 minutes | Aug 7, 2022
Gender Equity in Science, Fixing Broken Jaws, and Concussion
Dr Shane and co-hosts Dr Linden, Dr Ray and Dr Stacey talk about dead robot spiders; alternative, science-y, ways to use fibre cables; and a new study shining a light on gender and race bias in some areas of medicine. Then, Dr Olga Panagiotopoulou from the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology at Monash Uni shares her research into finding better ways to fix broken, sensible bones, like a jaw. She explains to the team how she uses in vivo experiments and computer simulations to help engineers designing and optimizing fixation techniques. And Associate Professor Bridgette Semple from the Department of Neuroscience at Monash explains how she's looking into concussion from sport injuries and possible long-lasting risks, especially from injuries sustained in childhood. Recent studies show that the current treatment options trying to mitigate these long-lasting effects are insufficient, so, Dr Bridgette is looking at alternative solutions, focusing on the inflammation patterns in the brain following concussions. Dr Shane and both guests then discuss gender equity issues in science and academia, implications on careers, research and funding opportunities. What are possible solutions and also improvements that have already been made (but how good are they?). Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go
53 minutes | Jul 31, 2022
Pollination by Krill, Gravitational Waves and Cleaner Air
Under the constant gaze of a CO2 sensor, Dr Shane and Dr Ray discuss underwater algal pollination and the fact that peat moss may be just what we need to turn asteroid dirt into a viable garden for future explorers. Staying in space, Associate Professor Duncan Galloway from the Monash University School of Physics and Astronomy, unpacks fifteen years of new knowledge on gravitational waves; while back on earth, Robyn Schofield, Associate Professor In Atmospheric Chemistry Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Melbourne, talks about carbon dioxide and all things aerosols - including why she brought the sensor that has Dr Shane so worried! Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go
54 minutes | Jul 24, 2022
Communicating Weather, Benefits of Beavers, The State of the Environment Report
Jonathan How, Senior Meteorologist at the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) runs through a typical day as a meteorologist and how the BOM has changed how they communicate weather to the public; Dr Laura brings us news of innovations in the humble toothbrush - a hands-free toothbrush which uses shapeshifting microrobots; we talk about the benefits of beavers and how they are critical to the environment with Dr. Euan; and Dr. Shane gets excited about the upcoming Roman Space Telescope. Dr. Euan and Dr. Shane then dive into the 2021 State of the Environment report. This report is the most comprehensive environmental report in Australia - threatened species, the condition of the waterways, soil, air - the works. Hear the conclusions from the authors and discuss what must happen next. With presenters Dr. Shane, Dr. Euan, and Dr Laura. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go And live every Sunday at 11:00am AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM.
53 minutes | Jul 17, 2022
Meteorites, Quantum Chemistry, James Webb Telescope
Dr Shane and co-hosts Dr Lauren, Dr. Linden & Chris KP chat about tardigrade proteins, glacial ice, dog training, and the James Webb telescope; Rachel Kirby, PhD student at the Research School of Earth Sciences at ANU, talks about knitting and meteorites; and Professor Ekaterina Pas from the School of Chemistry at Monash University, talks about quantum chemistry. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go and live every Sunday at 11:00a.m AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM.
53 minutes | Jul 3, 2022
Bees, Glorious Bees, and Physics
Dr Shane is joined by co-hosts Dr Ray, Dr Linden & Dr Stacy. In science news, they discuss an infectious disease threatening our native honey bees, stress induced sleep research in mice, volcanic associate atmospheric wave patterns, and nano particles. Dr Olivia Davies of Flinders University joins the team to discuss the social evolution of bees in Australia; and Professor Nicole Bell and Dr Susie discuss the upcoming series of July lectures at the University of Melbourne, in physics, specifically exploring and explaining the importance of dark matter. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go And live every Sunday at 11:00am AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM.
50 minutes | Jun 26, 2022
Jumping Rivers, Corticosteroids and Apple Picking Robots
Eye and vision health Professor Justine Smith from Flinders University discusses the persistence of Ebola in the eye; Dr Chao Chen from Monash University talks about The Monash University Faculty of Engineering launching their new world-class robotics research facility to train the next generation of engineers and global innovators and drive the emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) economy, and how MARS will counteract the labour shortage on Australian farms; Iolanda Miceli, PhD candidate at Monash University, discusses the research into effective anti-inflammatory medications without adverse side effects. And in science news, we explore rivers changing course and prehistoric oxygen levels. With presenters Dr. Shane and Dr. Ailie. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go
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