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Einstein A Go Go - 28 September 2013

October 1st, 2013

Episode 267 of 400 episodes

Dr Lauren, Dr Dyani and Chris KP join Dr Shane on this week's episode of Einstein A Go Go.The first guest is Prof. Rob Moodie, Professor of Public Health from the University of Melbourne. He's worked in refugee health care in the Sudan and with Aboriginal community-controlled health service in Central Australia. He chaired the National Preventative Health Taskforce from 2008-2011 and was a member of the Commission on AIDS in the Pacific. He's on the show to promote the Festival of Ideas at Melbourne University, exploring the challenges facing humanity and the innovative solutions that might overcome them.Guest two is Dr David Hoxley from the School of Physics at La Trobe University. He became interested in cancer treatment after undergoing fifteen rounds of chemotherapy for blood cancer. His research focused on using the electronic properties of diamond to make cutting-edge sensors to aid in chemotherapy dosage. Monitoring internal conditions is currently problematic but diamond could be the perfect biomedical material because it doesn’t react with other entities. Obtaining the diagnostic information is one thing – getting that information to the doctor in real time is the next challenge.The team then discuss memories - manipulating memories of sleeping people, implicit memories and the memory of fear.