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Einstein A Go Go - 1 June 2014

June 2nd, 2014

Episode 294 of 408 episodes

EAGG 1 June 2014. Medical research week.Dr Shane, Dr Dyani, Dr Chrystal and Dr ChromoNews items: Captive animal ethics, M.E.R.S. the emerging infectious diseases, Father’s brains sensitivity to child care experiences. First Guests: Kathryn Johnstone introduces:Professor David Sinclair (ASMR Medalist) Professor in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and a co-joint Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of New South Wales. Professor Sinclair’s research has focused on understanding the role of epigenetic changes, driven by genome instability, that contribute to disease and aging. He has associated interests in chromatin, energy metabolism, mitochondria, learning and memory, neuro-degeneration, and cancer. http://genetics.med.harvard.edu/sinclair/people-sinclair.phpSecond Guest:Professor Colette Browning PhD FAPS Monash University School of Primary Health Care Research: Professor Browning’s research focuses on psychosocial approaches to ageing, interventions to optimize healthy ageing, and ageing and culture. She is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, Co-Director of the Melbourne Longitudinal Studies on Healthy Ageing Program, 20-year study of older people, and is a member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee for Senior Victorians. Professor Browning is currently working on a range of innovative research translation activities with the Chinese Ministry of Health including providing advice about primary care reform and ageing.http://www.med.monash.edu.au/sphc/mchi/contacts/colette.htmlThird Guest:Rachel Buckley PhD student School of Psychological Sciences University of Melbourne Working under the supervision of Professor Michael Saling, Prof David Ames and Dr Kathryn Ellis. Research: Rachel’s research is investigating what a memory concern might mean in older adults who do not have dementia. Can a memory concern predict progression to dementia? Are certain types of complaints more likely to identify ‘at risk’ individuals? She is also interested in looking at everyday memories and how they change, as people get older.http://psych.unimelb.edu.au/people/rachel-buckleyScience is everywhere, including:http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/http://rrrfm.libsyn.com/category/Einstein%20A%20Go%20Goand RRR 102.7mHz FM

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