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Dissection and discussion of science and science issues made digestible for public consumption. Find us on Facebook and Twitter! The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras. https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion

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Melbourne, VIC

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Dissection and discussion of science and science issues made digestible for public consumption. Find us on Facebook and Twitter! The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras. https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion

Language:

English


Episodes
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Daylight saving madness!

4/10/2024
Hosts: Dr Lyndon, Dr Ailee and Dr Shane News Items: Bird family tree, Outdated Science, The Solar Eclipse, NEOWISE Guests this week include Chris Swain is a Victorian Cancer Agency Early Carrer Fellow at The University of Melbourne who looks at the benefits of physical activity as a part of cancer recovery; Ebony Monson and Haylo Roberts are Nerd Nite, an amazing public science program in a pub; Dr Linden on worms! Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go

Duration:00:54:28

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Atrial Fibrillation, Plasmalogens, Urban Moths, Science Comedy Event

3/30/2024
Dr Kim Way PhD, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, dives into the complexities of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition; Dr Yow Keat Tham, Group Leader, Metabolomics Laboratory, Baker Institute discusses his research into Plasmalogens, an important class of phospholipids that are abundant in tissues like the brain, muscles and heart; Dr Kim Reid, Climate Scientist, Monash University shares her experience of blending science and humour at the upcoming Melbourne International Comedy Festival's "Future Science Talks: Comedy Edition" event on 18th April. Plus, in weekly science news, the team discusses the Doherty Clinical Trials launch, and the evolution of moths in urban environments. With presenters Dr Shane, Dr Susi and Dr Ray. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go

Duration:00:52:09

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Big brain surgery, big health data and big math to model disease

3/23/2024
Organic farming is better for the planet, right? This week Dr Shane, Dr Ray and Dr Scarlett (with Dr Gracie beaming in from the USA) learn that the answer is mostly yes, but that it’s more complicated than first thought. Thankfully, calculating the behaviour of three or more celestial bodies is still as complicated as we always knew, and the human brain remains one of the great mysteries (even if half of it is removed). Guests this week include Dr Jiadong Mao and Dr Saritha Kodikara from Melbourne Integrative Genomics - School of Mathematics and Statistics (University of Melbourne) who share their research on big health data and the importance of open source computing in their field, while PhD student Pratyush Kollepara (La Tobe University) talks about modelling infectious diseases with math and the ethics of determining the most effective solution to disease control. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go

Duration:00:52:38

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Dark Matter, Bipolar Disorder, Healthcare Statistics

3/16/2024
Dr Shane is joined this week by co-host Dr Susi. In science news Star Trek improves ChatGPT Maths - Healthcare and Insulin - Avi Loeb. Guests are Alex Ritter a PhD Candidate from The University of Melbourne who talks about Dark Matter; Georgia Caruana a PhD Candidate & Research Coordinator from The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health who talks about Bipolar Disorder and Bipolar Day; and Dr. Taya Collyer from Monash University who talks about Healthcare Statistics. Remember, “Science is everywhere”, including: 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.

Duration:00:50:18

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Dark matter, blood transfusion for dogs and Australian abalone

3/9/2024
Dr Shane is joined in the studio by Dr Jen and Dr Euan, sharing their science news of the week. This week’s guests are Renee Grace Key, a PhD student from Swinburne University, talking about dark matter and if it really is Stephen Hawking’s prediction of a tiny black hole; Jack Atkin-Smith, a veterinary surgeon at Swan Hill Vet Clinic talks about blood transfusions for dogs; and Jacinta Agius, a PhD candidate from La Trobe University, discusses research on anti-viral strategies against Haliotid herpesvirus in Australian abalone.

Duration:00:52:14

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Extreme Environments, Detecting Neutrinos, and the Heaviest Animal Debate

3/2/2024
Presenter Dr Shane is joined by Drs Linden and Hayley for the latest science news. Dr Francesco Ricci from the Department of Microbiology at Monash University discusses how scientists work to understand how life adapts to extreme environments and how life that thrives in these environments can help save the Great Barrier Reef. Professor Nicole Bell, President of The Australian Institute of Physics and researcher at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics at The University of Melbourne shows us how research into neutrinos and dark matter helps us understand our universe, and that Australia is heavily involved in this work. Remember, “Science is everywhere”, including: Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go

Duration:00:53:43

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Tinnitus, detecting dark matter and molecular movies

2/24/2024
Dr Shane is joined in the studio by Dr Laura and Dr Ray, who share news on beef-flavoured rice grown in the lab and shocking findings by European researchers that microplastics penetrate so deeply into lake sediment that they enter layers laid down before plastics were even invented. Dr Shane interviews three guests: Dr Mehrnaz Shoushtarian from the Bionics Institute shares her research leveraging light-based brain imaging and machine learning to detect tinnitus-related brain changes. This could help to measure effects of new treatments for tinnitus and better identify different types of tinnitus to tailor the treatment. Dr Jayden Newstead from University of Melbourne's School of Physics shares his research, which aims to develop new techniques to detect less frequently occurring types of dark matter. A/Prof Nadia Zatsepin is an ARC Future Fellow from La Trobe University, and her research uses X-rays to image molecules in real time, creating "molecular movies" to better understand the mechanics of certain proteins.

Duration:00:51:23

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Endometriosis, Histology and Antarctica

2/23/2024
Dr Shane is joined by EAGG regulars Dr Suzi, Chris KP and Dr Scarlett, Alongside them this week are 3 amazing guests. Dr Chris Freelance Biologist, Science communicator and Manager of the Melbourne Histology Platform, shares insight into Histology and the research and analysis underway examining microanatomy. Jacinda O’Connor PhD Student – Monash University, discusses the Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF) project, and data surrounding climate change related rising sea levels. Dr Samantha Mooney Obstetrician and Gynaecologist from the Julia Argyrou Endometriosis Centre at Epworth, discusses Endometriosis and an important upcoming Endometriosis symposium. The team share other science news relating to time travel, climate change, classical music and mathematics, and the science of experience.

Duration:00:51:15

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ALS, Invasive Ants and Kenya's Lions, Aerotrophs

2/10/2024
Dr Susie, Dr Euan and Dr Shane talk to guest Dr Paul Gurr from the Dept. Chemical Engineering at the University of Melbourne about the delicate task of cornea surgery. Currently only 1 in 70 patients with corneal disease receive the necessary surgery. Bioengineers are develop a fully synthetic cornea to address the short supply of cornea in Australia and worldwide. The team then talk to Dr Sophie Holland about SAEF: Securing Antarctica's Environmental Future, who's current project focuses on how microbes in Antarctic soils meet their energy, carbon and water needs, and how these microbial communities are influenced by climate change. Sophie is particularly interested in aerotrophs - bacteria that can “live on air” by harnessing energy from trace gases in the atmosphere.

Duration:00:51:48

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Women's pain, cerebral palsy prevention, and AC joints

2/8/2024
Mary-Anne Thomas, Minister for Health, Minister for Health Infrastructure, and Minister for Ambulance Services discusses the Inquity into Women's Pain; Dr Madison Paton, Senior Research Fellow at Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) talks about new stem and cell therapies for brain protection in babies and children to prevent Cerebral Palsy; and Associate Professor Stephanie Filbay, Principal Research Fellow - Health, Exercise & Sports Med Physiotherapy at University of Melbourne on new treatments for damaged AC joints, the main stabilising ligament in the knee. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go

Duration:00:50:58

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Planet earth, fungal pathogens, deep sea plastics, Mars helicopter, fruit flies

1/27/2024
Associate Professor Fabio A. Capitanio, School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, Monash University, tells us all about his research into mountain belts and the large earthquakes they host; Dr Harshini Weerasinghe and Dr Francios Olivier, Monash University discuss their research into new ways to combat the threats posed by fungal pathogens in the future; plus, in weekly science news, the team discusses concerning pollution levels of deep sea plastics, the last flight of the Mars helicopter and a reproduction study of fruit flies. With presenter Dr Laura, Dr Scarlett and Dr Ray. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go

Duration:00:45:31

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Turbine trouble, matter measurement and space settlements

1/20/2024
When Dr Shane is away… the show goes on as normal because it’s very well organised! This week Chris KP and Dr Susi discussed how an acid in our blood helps determine the construction of our retinal cones, plus Dr Emma Bennett from School of Biological Sciences at Monash University shared her work looking at the impact of wind farms on micro-bats and other wildlife. Michael Mews from the School of Physics, University of Melbourne, went deep into his subterranean experiments using sodium-Iodide with active background rejection to better understand dark matter. We also spoke to Rebecca Russell Saunders from Wesley College to tell us about her students designing space settlements at the University of Queensland, as part of the Australian Space Design Competition. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go

Duration:00:49:00

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Arctic adventures, exhibition design and chronic fatigue

12/9/2023
Science is vastly more impactful if it is shared, and this week Dr Euan, Dr Jen, and Dr Shane look at the connections between policy, science, and community. Have you ever wondered how science is translated into interactive, inspiring exhibitions? Melbourne Museum’s Experience Developer Mei Liu joins the show to expand on the intersection of science and experience (while also previewing her latest project: Air Playground at Scienceworks). If that doesn’t get you out of bed, imagine if you medically couldn’t. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or what's named 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' has been met with stigma and controversy since its discovery. In fact, recent studies show that even doctors can have negative attitudes about it. Professor Ros Gleadow (Head, Plant Ecophysiology Research Group) and her daughter Eliza Charley (who lives with the condition) have teamed up to identify knowledge gaps; investigate treatment options; and highlight this very underfunded area of research. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go

Duration:00:49:21

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Stop vaping, anti-venoms, brain folding, and concussions

11/25/2023
Presenter Dr Shane brings the latest science news; Professor Claire Wakefield, Director, Collaborate Against Cancer Initiative, at the Minderoo Foundation talks about the dangers of vaping and shows campaigning efforts to stop young people from taking up the habit; Tian Du, PhD Candidate at the Charles Perkins Centre at the University Sydney discusses venoms and the process of accessing treatment; Ryan Hickmott, PhD Candidate at RMIT University talks about the structure of brains and how the folding comes about; and Caerwen Beaton, PhD Candidate at the Perron Institute at Curtin Univeristy dives into the science of concussions. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go

Duration:00:57:51

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Awkwardness, renewable energy, and increasing eye energy to fight glaucoma

11/18/2023
Dr Shane is joined by Chris KP, Scarlett, and Graci from Texas, sharing science news about unique animal smells, how hummingbirds negotiate small spaces, and exciting solutions to manage methane emissions from solid waste to meet climate goals. Graci also shares a few research studies looking at the topic of awkwardness, and how long a silence needs to be to become an awkward silence. Professor Pierluigi Mancarella from University of Melbourne talks about exciting new ways to integrate renewable energy sources into the power grid in a stable and efficient way. Dr Flora Hui from Centre for Eye Research Australia talks about how a routinely available vitamin supplement could boost the eye's energy production to combat neurodegenerative diseases such as glaucoma. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go

Duration:00:51:43

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Environmental impacts of food production, sea-bird behaviours, and Retinitis pigmentosa

11/16/2023
Dr Shane is joined this week by EAGG colleague Dr Suzi. As well as science news, the team is joined by an eclectic mix of guests. Dr Michalis Hadjikakou Deakin University, discusses the complex dynamics and varied environmental impacts relating to food production; Olly Dove PhD Candidate University of Tasmania joins Dr Shane to discuss her work regarding foraging behaviour of sea birds; Ashleigh Geiger University of Adelaide & the SAHMRI gene editing program, shares insight into Retinitis pigmentosa (RP). The team also share some science news relating to the connection between marathons and myelin production, and Dr Shane provides an update regarding his most recent purchase (and love) of solar panels. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go

Duration:00:51:02

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Cancer Therapies, Prem Babies and Penguins

10/31/2023
Hosts: Dr Ailee, Dr Scarlet and Dr Shane. News Items: Spooktacular Space: Things that go bump in the night, glacial bubble spa, animal menopause. 1st guest: Amy Winship PhD, ARC DECRA Fellow, Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology Monash University. Cancer therapies, like chemotherapy, can cause devastating side-effects for young female survivors, such as infertility and early menopause. Now, immunotherapies are revolutionising cancer therapy: they activate the patient’s immune system to target and kill tumour cells. Because they are so effective, patients are receiving these drugs before the full spectrum of side-effects have been tested. Since women are often excluded from clinical trials of new cancer therapies, the impacts of immunotherapies on the female reproductive and endocrine systems, in particular, were unknown. 2nd guest: Associate Professor Atul Malhotra, Consultant Neonatologist & Head, Early Neurodevelopment Clinic, Monash Children's Hospital. Intensive care for sick or premature newborn babies has advanced tremendously in the last few decades. Improved survival of the most vulnerable babies, however, is associated with increased risk of long-term complications of their lungs, brain, heart and other organs. 3rd guest: Paula Wasiak Senior Research Technical Officer – Penguins Phillip Island Nature Parks. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go

Duration:00:52:23

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FameLab competition Finalists, Cancer Treatment, Reproductive Disorders, Space Mining, Brain Injury

10/21/2023
Cintya Dharmayanti, Center for Pharmaceutical Innovation, University of South Australia, discusses her cancer drug research work that uses nanoparticles as a delivery system; Dr. Kelsey Pool, LaFroy Research Fellow, University of Western Australia, discusses her research work on the causes and consequences of reproductive disorders in humans and animals; Matthew Shaw, CSIRO, discusses his research work exploring the possibility of extracting metals from rocks in outer space; Melissa Papini, Curtin University Perrin Institute, tells us about her research work on understanding the mechanisms and outcomes of brain injuries. With presenter Dr. Shane. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go

Duration:00:51:38

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Tall poppies, sustainable materials and the science of knee injuries

10/14/2023
Each year the Australian Institute of Policy and Science select the most inspiring young leaders in science and this week Dr Lauren and Dr Shane bring two of the latest cohort to the airwaves! A/Prof Kate Nguyen from the Innovative Fire and Façade Engineering Group at RMIT is breaking new ground in the development of new building materials that are both sustainable and fire-resistant. In contrast, Dr Adam Culvenor (La Trobe University) is leading new work in the prevention and management of early-onset knee arthritis in young adults following ACL injury and reconstruction. Listen-in to hear directly from two leaders who will shape a generation of Australian science. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go

Duration:00:49:12

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Autism and ADHD; and dark energy

10/10/2023
News Items: Hottest September on record, Australian Bird of the Year 1st guest: Elana Forbes PhD Candidate (Clinical Neuropsychology), Provisional Psychologist. Autism and ADHD are prevalent and highly co-occurring neurodevelopmental disorders. 2nd guest: Dr Caroline van de Sandt, 2023 Young Tall Poppy and Biomedical Research Doherty Institute. Disease outcomes and variation in immune response across the human lifecycle. 3rd guest: Dr Grace Lawrence Research Associate Swinburne University of Technology Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing. “My research focuses on dark matter, which comprises 26% of our universe, and is studied through a plethora of observed, simulated and theoretical approaches.” Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go

Duration:00:50:11