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Einstein A Go Go - 05 July 2015

July 8th, 2015

Episode 341 of 407 episodes

Dr Krystal and Chris KP join Dr Shane in the studio.First guest is Professor Dick Strugnell who is a microbiologist with the University of Melbourne and the Doherty Institute. He is decoding the genome of superbug Klebsiella pnuemonaie, a bacterium found in hospitals throughout the world. The study could give rise to a vaccine or alternative treatment to antibiotics, which are starting to fail against this bacteria.Second guest is Dr. Ricardo Costa, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics from Monash University, in the studio to talk about extreme exercise and the link to blood poisoning.Researchers have discovered that extreme exercise can cause intestinal bacteria to leak into the bloodstream, which then triggers a systemic inflammatory response from the body’s immune cells, similar to a serious infection episode. Molly O’Sullivan, from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, in to discuss a study on Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) treatment for autism.The purpose of the study is to evaluate Fluoxetine, a commonly used SSRI, to see how safe and effective this drug is for young people aged 7.5 to 18 years with an autism spectrum disorder.The study have not yet reached the target goal of 146 participants. The study team is determined to reach the target sample size, if you’re interested in being a participant contact [email protected]

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