Listen to Einstein A Go-Go - 2 June 201848:212 June 2018

Dr Shane, Dr Linden, Dr Laura, Dr Ray bring you this week's hottest science, including ice dunes on Pluto, cockroach milk, and the recent weather's tracking with the current climate models.

The team chat with Dr Aya Mousa (Monash University, Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation) about Vitamin D, how it works and what it does in various organs of the body.

They interview Dr Tan Nguyen (WEHI) about his work with a relatively unknown protein called SIDT2, which he found was important for the immune response during viral infection, warning uninfected cells of incoming infection so they are better prepared to fight off infection.

Their final guest is Dr Francine Marques, a National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, about her investigation into the molecular genomics of hypertension - a major risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

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About this program

Exploring the wonders of science and its impact on the world. Dissection and discussion of science and science issues made digestible for public consumption.

Regular presenters:

  • ChrisKP
  • Dr Jen
  • Dr Euan
  • Dr Ray
  • Dr Laura
  • Dr Ailie
  • Dr Linden
  • Dr Lauren
  • Dr Scarlett

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Listen to Dr Shane's 'Chat with a Nobel Laureate' at a University of Melbourne-Comprehensive Cancer PhD Program event.

Dr Shane chats with Psychologist Emma-Rose Parsons from Spectrum House about teacher and school staff mental health as we approach the start of the school year and a return to face-to-face learning.

The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.