health

#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.

#227      24 min 16 sec
Contentedly caged? Researching the behavior of animals in captivity

Sally Sherwen
Megan Verdon

Doctoral students Sally Sherwen and Megan Verdon describe their investigations of animal behaviour in enclosures, from animals on display at the zoo, to pigs being bred for food. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

#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.

#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.

#215      22 min 30 sec
Working stiffs: Corporatism and its impact on our jobs and lives

Prof. Peter Fleming

Organizational theorist Prof Peter Fleming examines how corporatism pervades virtually every aspect of the lives of the modern worker and suggests ways in which we can regain work-life balance. Presented by Jennifer Martin.

#214      27 min 22 sec
Toxic titbits? The effects of nanoparticles on our health

Prof. Kenneth Dawson

Bio-nanoscience investigator Prof Kenneth Dawson discusses current research into nanoparticles and their potential effects on our health. With host Dr Dyani Lewis.

#210      30 min 55 sec
Not just the King's speech: Stuttering and its causes

Prof. Nan Bernstein Ratner

Speech pathology researcher Prof Nan Bernstein Ratner discusses the condition of stuttering, how research into stuttering informs models of language acquisition, and possible therapies for the condition. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

#209      32 min 45 sec
Ageing's all the rage: The science behind growing old

Prof. Dame Linda Partridge

In a wide ranging discussion on ageing, Professor Dame Linda Partridge delves into the research findings on longevity in humans and animals, and ponders evolutionary perspectives on the ageing process. Presented by 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.