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Einstein A Go Go - 4 October 2015

October 4th, 2015

Episode 352 of 407 episodes

Dr Shane, Dr Lauren and Dr Ray bring you the week's hottest science! They discuss smart textiles, alpine bumblebees needing to adapt to a change of flower distribution due to climate change, water on Mars, and NASA's archive of Apollo photos. They interview Dr Lesley Cheng, from the Department of Biochemistry and Genetics at La Trobe University, about using exosomes as a diagnostic tool, and their role in neurodegenerative diseases. The team also talk to Dr Paul Lasky, from the Monash Centre for Astrophysics at Monash University, about the results of an eleven-year search for gravitational waves. Finally they chat with Dr Robyn Murphy, Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Genetics at La Trobe University, about how glycogen is involved in various cellular functions. Program page: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/Facebook page: Einstein A Go GoTwitter: https://twitter.com/einstein_agogo

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