June 14th, 2014
Episode 295 of 417 episodes
Dr Shane is joined in the studio by Dr Lauren, Dr Krystal and Chris KP.In news, funnel web spider venom to help endangered bees, detecting prostate cancer, and the CSIRO’s solar thermal array.First guest is Dr Richard Thornton CEO Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC in to discuss the increase in natural disasters across Australia and our neighbouring region and the research and policy in place.Second guest is Dr Kath Jackman from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience talking about stroke and brain injury.Third guest is Dr Emma Burrows also from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. She is working with mice to study the communication impairments that people with autism experience. Emma's research aims to understand the neurobiology involved in autism spectrum disorder (ASD).Science never sleeps!