Episode 148      28 min 40 sec
Targeted delivery: The promise of nanotherapies in treating cancer

Assoc Prof Eva Harth
Dr Angus Johnston

Chemistry Associate Professor Eva Harth and Chemical Engineer Dr Angus Johnston discuss how cancer treatments may be vastly improved through drug delivery at the nanoscale. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 135      28 min 14 sec
PTSD II: Researching and treating post-traumatic stress disorder

Professor Mark Creamer
Associate Professor Meaghan O'Donnell

In the second of a two-part programme, psychologists Professor Mark Creamer and Associate Professor Meaghan O'Donnell discuss research and treatment considerations for post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, as manifested in military veterans and people who have suffered severe physical injuries. With host Jennifer Cook.

Episode 95      32 min 16 sec
Personalized Medicine: Treatments Tailored to Your Unique Genetic Profile

Assoc Prof Melissa Southey
Prof Dan Roden

Assoc Prof Melissa Southey and Prof Dan Roden discuss how advances in genetics research are making it possible to develop customized medications and treatments -- in particular for cancer and cardiac arrhythmia  -- based on one's own genetic profile. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 70      36 min 28 sec
Drug Use, HIV and Harm Reduction in North East India

Assoc Prof Peter Deutschmann
Dr Michelle Kermode
Prarthna Dayal

Manipur and Nagaland are two states in North East India that share a border with Burma. While these states are so remote that few foreign nationals have visited them, they are beset with high rates of HIV infection and injecting drug use. Assoc Prof Peter Deutschmann, Dr Michelle Kermode and Prarthna Dayal from the Nossal Institute for Global Health take us on their journey of implementing harm reduction programs in these communities. With host Jennifer Cook.

Episode 64      28 min 49 sec
Medical Bionics: Cochlear Implants and Beyond

Prof Robert Shepherd
Prof Anthony Burkitt

Prof Robert Shepherd and Prof Tony Burkitt explain ear function, hearing loss, and how cochlear implants have improved the lives of many people. Also, bionic interventions in other parts of the body. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 59      32 min 05 sec
Cannabis and Your Brain

Assoc Prof Dan Lubman
Prof Iain McGregor

Researchers Assoc Prof Dan Lubman and Prof Ian McGregor discuss latest understanding of the effects of cannabis on brain and behavior.

Episode 54      18 min 37 sec
Adolescents and Mental Illness

Professor Patrick McGorry

Psychiatrist Prof Patrick McGorry discusses how evolving treatment modalities can address disturbing trends of increased mental illness in young adults and adolescents. With host Jacky Angus.

Episode 52      20 min 28 sec
Addressing Violence in the Family

Prof Cathy Humphreys

Prof Cathy Humphreys discusses the tragic impact of family violence, and outlines contemporary approaches to intervention and prevention. With host Jacky Angus.

Episode 44      22 min 40 sec
Ethics in Psychiatry and Medical Training

Sidney Bloch

Prof Sidney Bloch speaks to Up Close host Jacky Angus about the development and role of ethics in psychiatric practice as well as in the education of doctors.

Episode 42      23 min 17 sec
Alzheimer's Disease: Predictors and Early Intervention

David Ames

Prof David Ames discusses predictors and early intervention of Alzheimer's Disease. With Up Close guest host Jennifer Cook.