September 3rd, 2015
Episode 347 of 408 episodes
Dr Ray joins Dr Shane and Dr Catherine in the studio. First guest on the phone is Dr Laura Germine, a research fellow in pschychiatric genetics from the Harvard Medical School discussing fluid cognitive abilities - brain peaks and age correlations. Second guest in the studio is Dr David Williams who is head of the Australian venom research unit at the department of pharmacology and therapeutics at the university of Melbourne, on the show to discuss venom research - and the alarming number of preventable deaths in PNG from snake bites; five times more than dengue fever, but it only received a fraction of the research funding.A big week in news including venomous tree frogs, nomophobia and seeing in your sleep.