medicine

#248      33 min 31 sec
Prey to temptation: Our struggle with irrational health choices

Prof Ichiro Kawachi

Social epidemiologist Prof Ichiro Kawachi describes how mental short-cuts affect our health choices, often for the worse, and what can be done to help us make better choices. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

#242      30 min 03 sec
Peak performance: Should elite athletes train at high altitudes?

Prof Jerome Dempsey

Exercise physiologist Prof Jerome Dempsey discusses how the human body responds to lower oxygen concentrations at high altitudes and whether elite athletes really benefit from training under such conditions. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

#234      27 min 26 sec
It's alimentary: The brain, the gut's nervous system, and links to autism

Dr Elisa Hill
Dr Kent Williams

Neuroscientist Dr Elisa Hill and Gastroenterologist Dr Kent Williams discuss the complex interactions between our brain and neurons found in the gut, and consider the over-representation of gastrointestinal disorders in children with autism. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

#228      24 min 06 sec
Show us your mutations: Curating genetic variation in human populations

Prof Richard Cotton

Geneticist Prof Richard Cotton discusses the Human Variome Project, a global initiative to collect and curate all human genetic variation affecting human health.

#225      39 min 44 sec
Susan Greenfield: Fifty shades of grey matter

Prof Baroness Susan Greenfield

Neuroscientist and synaptic pharmacologist Prof Baroness Susan Greenfield discusses how neuroscience sheds light on our understanding of consciousness. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

#223      31 min 50 sec
Mild to severe: What's behind the rise in food allergies in children?

Prof Katie Allen

Childhood allergy expert Prof Katie Allen discusses the emerging epidemic of food allergies in children and its causes. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

#221      26 min 30 sec
Pump it up: Exercise, your muscles, and type 2 diabetes

Prof Mark Febbraio

Cell biologist and sports physiologist Prof Mark Febbraio discusses research that uncovers the relationship amongst exercise, muscular activity, obesity and type 2 diabetes. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

#219      33 min 10 sec
Lifting the baseline: Tackling healthcare challenges in developing economies

Dr David Hipgrave

Paediatrician and public health researcher Dr David Hipgrave discusses the challenges to the provision of healthcare in developing economies. He also takes a close look at infant mortality and child health in these countries. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

#217      27 min 49 sec
Joint resolution: Interrogating muscle and bone for better surgical outcomes

Prof. Marcus Pandy
Prof. Peter Choong

Biomedical engineer Marcus Pandy and orthopaedic surgeon Peter Choong discuss how modern imaging technology is shedding light on human locomotion, particularly in knees and other joints. They also explain how this new found knowledge is used to improve surgical outcomes for patients. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

#208      28 min 32 sec
Stem cell therapy: The hope and the hype

Prof. Martin Pera

Pioneering stem cell researcher Prof Martin Pera discusses where stem cell research has been and where it’s going, the therapeutic potential of stem cell technologies, and what we should and shouldn’t expect from this fast-developing research field. With host Dr Shane Huntington.