medicine

#273      24 min 50 sec
Life by numbers: Systems biology and its approach to researching disease

Biologist Dr Michael Inouye describes the emerging field of systems biology -- how it integrates large amounts of diverse data to take an encompassing approach to the study of life processes, and how it can be applied to the study of disease. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

#272      29 min 12 sec
Pore me another: Understanding how toxins target and overcome membranes

Prof Terry Lybrand
Prof Frances Separovic

Chemistry researchers Prof Frances Separovic and Prof Terry Lybrand discuss the biology of membranes, how toxins interact with membranes, and how these processes can be modelled. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

#270      30 min 46 sec
Useful imperfections: Nanodiamonds for quantum sensors in living cells

Prof Lloyd Hollenberg

Physicist Prof Lloyd Hollenberg explains how quantum technologies are leading to the development of sensors of only a few atoms’ size -- small enough to be placed inside living cells to enable monitoring of biological processes. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

#268      35 min 02 sec
You've got male: The wide-ranging effects of testosterone

Prof Jeffrey Zajac

Endocrinologist and hormone researcher Prof Jeffrey Zajac talks about the broad and transformative effects of testosterone on the male body. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

#265      29 min 12 sec
Brain traces: Neurobiology's emerging insights into schizophrenia and its treatment

Prof Brian Dean

Molecular biologist Prof Brian Dean talks about how both post-mortem and live imaging investigations of brain biology are helping to identify new treatment targets for the multifaceted condition of schizophrenia. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

#264      28 min 31 sec
Hormones in a hurry: Uneasy passages through puberty and adolescence

Prof George Patton

Psychiatrist and adolescent health specialist, Prof George Patton, discusses why puberty -- especially early puberty -- and adolescence can be so tough, but how most of us survive the journey. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

#263      33 min 15 sec
Sequencing seizures: Discovering new genetic mutations behind epilepsy

Prof Sam Berkovic
Prof David Goldstein

Neurologist Prof Sam Berkovic and molecular geneticist Prof David Goldstein describe their work uncovering chance mutations that cause childhood epilepsy. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

#261      29 min 25 sec
Spin doctors: Identifying and treating human balance disorders

Dr David Szmulewicz

Neurologist Dr David Szmulewicz describes the human balance system, and what’s going on in our brains and ears when we experience vertigo. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

#257      34 min 23 sec
Setting forth safely: Travel health before, during, and after the journey

Assoc Prof Tilman Ruff

Infectious diseases specialist Assoc Prof Tilman Ruff explains the myriad health risks to today’s travellers, including what to consider before the journey and post-trip follow-up and care. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

#255      28 min 54 sec
Pregnancy 2.0: The lingering effects of modern reproduction

Dr Mark Green

Reproductive biologist Dr Mark Green discusses early embryo development and how a range of environmental factors such as  IVF, nutrition and chemicals can have lasting effects on health of the organism. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.