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Dewatering processes, cognitive therapeutics for Alzheimer's disease and blood tests for chronic diseases

With Dr Shane away in Cairns this week, the rains of the show are in Dr Jenny, Dr Euan and Dr Ray’s hands.

They are joined in the studio by this week’s guests…

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Digital Tai Chi, Parkinson’s Disease and Childhood Stuttering

Presenter Dr Shane brings the latest science news; Julia Zhu, a physiotherapist and PhD candidate in the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne talks about how the traditional Chinese exercise of…

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Physics and Sustainable Development, Wattle Sustainability Fellowships, Student Space Challenge Programme

Dr Shane and Scarlett speak with six guests in this bumper physics show!

This week's guests are:

1) Dr Sara Webb, from Swinburne University. To prepare for the future of Astronomy, Dr. Sara…

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Youth Suicide Prevention, Astronomy Research, Physics & Jupiter's shrinking great red spot.

Dr Shane is joined by EAGG regulars Dr Shane and Dr Scarlett. Alongside them are 2 incredibly well credentialed guests.

Samuel McKay Centre for Youth Mental Health - University of Melbourne, Samuel highlights…

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AI and the Turing Test, Quantum Entanglement, and slowing Parkinson’s Disease

First guest is Dr Melissa Rogerson, who studies hybridizing technology with tabletop games, exploring their impact on gameplay and player experience, and assess the implications for remote play and simulation applications in fields…

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Echidna regurgitation, Lacrymaria olor, 2 meter Daemon ducks!, Earthrise!


Dr Bernadette Jones-Freeman, PhD, Monash University, on the epigenetics of ageing and exercise, particularly in skeletal muscle, plus DNA Methylation. Dr Paris Papagianis from Respiratory Pharmacology Lab, Monash University on silicosis early life…

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Restoring Eyesight, Stroke Survivor Recovery, Deciphering Thunderstorm Asthma, Butterflies in Rain

Dr Natalie Fini PhD, Senior Research Fellow, NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne shares insights from her work which focuses on a tailored, targeted physical activity program co-designed with a team…

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B cells, P waves and sound rage

How do you amplify an immune response, analyse an earthquake or explain your irrational rage at people’s mouth noise? This week Dr Shane, Dr Susi, Dr Ray and Dr Graci dive in and…

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Eating disorders, malaria causing parasites and infectious diseases

Dr Shane is joined in the studio by regular co-hosts Chris KP and Dr Ray, sharing their science news of the week. This week’s guests are Gabriel Lubieniecki, a PhD candidate in the…

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Forensic Anthropology, Psychotic Disorders, Cognitive Health

Dr Shane is joined by co-hosts, Dr Jen Martin and Dr Euan Ritchie. PhD Candidate Isabella Crebert from the University of Newcastle talks about forensic anthropology; PhD Candidate Nicholas Cheng from Monash University…

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Antimicrobial Peptides, Cancer and Cognition, Rain in the U.A.E.

Presenter Dr Shane is joined by Drs Allie and Linden for the latest science news. Dr Darren Haywood, postdoctoral research fellow in the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology Sydney investigates…

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20 PHD students in 20 minutes special

Dr Shane is joined by EAGG regulars Chris KP and Suzi, and 20 special guests as part of the ‘20 PHD Students in 20 minutes’ program.

A wide range of expertise and insight…

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Scikus, Near Earth Object and Day of Immunology

Dr. Jen and Dr. Shane host a celebration for the Day of Immunology with three distinguished guests. First, Lauren Howson from WEHI's Immunology Division delves into the roles of "unconventional" immune cells in…

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Daylight saving madness!

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…

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Atrial Fibrillation, Plasmalogens, Urban Moths, Science Comedy Event

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…

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

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…

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Dark Matter, Bipolar Disorder, Healthcare Statistics

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…

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Dark matter, blood transfusion for dogs and Australian abalone

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…

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Extreme Environments, Detecting Neutrinos, and the Heaviest Animal Debate

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…

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Tinnitus, detecting dark matter and molecular movies

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…

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Endometriosis, Histology and Antarctica

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…

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ALS, Invasive Ants and Kenya's Lions, Aerotrophs

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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Turbine trouble, matter measurement and space settlements

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…

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Arctic adventures, exhibition design and chronic fatigue

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…

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Good and bad T cells, bats!

Dr Shane is joined in the studio by Dr Ray, Dr Linden and Dr Susi, who share some science news about microsleep in penguins, the resilience of redwood trees after bushfires and dolphins…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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Cancer Therapies, Prem Babies and Penguins

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…

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

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…

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Tall poppies, sustainable materials and the science of knee injuries

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…

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Autism and ADHD; and dark energy

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…

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Earth in 250 million years - Liver Disease in Chickens - Exoskeletons

In this special episode, Dr Shane and Dr Linden are joined by three science communication students Rolly, Ryan and Lilli from the University of Melbourne in hosting the show and sharing science news.

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Dementia-friendly eyecare, Immunocontraception; and the Moth Tracker

Presenter Dr Shane is joined by Dr Susi and Dr Laura for the latest science news; Dr Marianne Coleman from the Deptartment of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne/National Vision Research Institute…

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Science teaching, antibiotic dosing, microplastics recycling, ancient shoes and why cats go crazy for tuna

Dr Shane interviews Dr Alice Terrill from Monash University whose research seeks to rationalise antibiotic dosing regimens using different laboratory techniques, combined with modelling to characterise bacterial responses to antibiotics over time. Next…

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Huntington’s disease, Earthquakes and Cardiovascular biomaterials

Dr Shane is joined by EAGG regulars Dr Euan and Dr Jen. Alongside them this week are 3 amazing guests.

Dr Daniel Heath Biomedical Engineering - University of Melbourne, shares updates regarding cardiovascular…

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Eating Disorders Public Lecture, Planetarium Shows, Cornea Immune Cells.

Associate Professor Gemma Sharp, Head of Body Image & Eating Disorders Research in the Department of Neuroscience at Monash University, discusses her upcoming public lecture on body image, eating disorders and artificial intelligence…

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Quantum Biology, Dark Matter and Art, and Weather Forecasting

Presenter Dr Shane is joined by Dr Ray and Dr Linden for the latest science news; Assistant Professor Clarice D. Aiello from the Quantum Biology Tech Lab at UCLA explains how nature may…