health

#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.

#262      36 min 30 sec
Vigor in the ville: Creating cities that promote health and well-being

Prof Billie Giles-Corti

Urban public health expert Billie Giles-Corti discusses how a rigorous, evidence-based approach to urban policy and city planning can help bring long-term benefits for physical and mental health and well-being. Presented by Peter Mares.

#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.

#254      33 min 22 sec
Vanquishing the vectors: Enlisting bacteria to fight mosquito-borne disease

Prof Ary Hoffmann

Geneticist Professor Ary Hoffmann explains the use of mosquito-infecting bacteria for the control of Dengue fever. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

#249      36 min 37 sec
Tender connections: Fitting prosthetic limbs for comfort and cost

Assoc Prof Peter Lee
Jim Lavranos

Mechanical engineer Peter Lee and prosthetist Jim Lavranos describe the challenges of creating low-cost prosthetic limb technologies in developing countries, and contrast this with how things are done in wealthier economies. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.