therapy

#335      24 min 58 sec
Go with the gut: Our symbiotic relationship with our intestinal bacteria

Assoc Prof Spencer Williams

Chemistry researcher Assoc Prof Spencer Williams talks about the rapidly emerging understanding of human microbiota -- the diverse and numerous microorganisms that reside on and within our bodies -- and particularly how the composition of our gut flora can determine the state of our own health. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.

#334      28 min 10 sec
From pole to pole: New research into treating bipolar disorder

Prof Allan Young

Research psychiatrist Prof Allan Young discusses bipolar disorder, and examines leading edge research into finding new treatments for this condition. Presented by Sila Genc.

#323      34 min 15 sec
Infected: How HIV works at the cellular level to overwhelm the immune system

Prof Sharon Lewin

Infectious diseases expert Prof Sharon Lewin explains how the HIV virus disarms our immune system and multiplies within it. She also discusses what these discoveries mean for research efforts into future treatment. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

#295      33 min 32 sec
Improving the view: Positive Psychology in preventing the repeat of psychotic episodes

 Dr Mario Alvarez-Jimenez

Clinical psychologist Dr Mario Alvarez-Jimenez discusses research into non-drug approaches -- such as Positive Psychology and social media -- to preventing the recurrence of psychotic episodes in young people. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

#286      31 min 37 sec
Moment’s notice: Enhancing well-being through the practice of mindfulness

Prof Felicia Huppert

Mindfulness researcher Professor Felicia Huppert talks about how evidence-based mindfulness practices can increase well-being in individuals and organisations. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

#283      32 min 04 sec
Inherited risk: The benefit and burden of genetic testing for heritable diseases

Prof Ingrid Winship

Clinical and research geneticist Prof Ingrid Winship discusses the use of genetic testing to improve the lives of people with inherited diseases and their families, as well as the pitfalls of direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

#281      30 min 01 sec
Gut harmony: Why the right mix of microbes is important to our health

Prof Rob Knight

Microbial ecologist Prof Rob Knight explains why we need the millions of microbes that make a home in and on our bodies. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

#280      28 min 56 sec
Deferring dementia: Research efforts to keep Alzheimer’s at bay

Prof Colin Masters

Neurobiologist Prof Colin Masters explains current medical understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, and discusses ongoing research efforts towards delaying onset of this as yet incurable condition. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

#278      35 min 13 sec
Stuff the staff: Understanding and treating celiac disease

Dr Jason Tye-Din

Gastroenterologist and researcher Dr Jason Tye-Din explains celiac (or coeliac) disease, discusses what can be done to manage the illness and assays on-going research towards better understanding and treatment. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

#277      24 min 24 sec
Music and mind: Can Mozart really sharpen your neural connections?

Prof Glenn Schellenberg

Cognitive psychologist Prof Glenn Schellenberg scrutinises the relationship between music and cognitive development. With science host Dr Dyani Lewis.