June 8th, 2008
Episode 45 of 433 episodes
Parkinson's disease is a progressive, degenerative neurological condition that affects the control of body movements. Dr Rogan Tinsley, from the Howard Florey Institute, told us about his research into the faulty genes and proteins that cause PD and what we might be able to do in the future to treat, or maybe cure, this disease. Dr Andi quizzed scientists at the Australian Society for Medical Research annual dinner on their favourite internal body organs or proteins and also interviewed Sir Gustav Nossal, one of Australia's foremost scientists. Other stories were: honeybees learning new languages, all about leeches, the Phoenix spacecraft on Mars, DNA in household dust, and machines that replicate themselves. For more information visit http://einsteinagogo.net/
Welcome to the Brain Training Podcast, the daily audio workout for your head. In this podcast we have two games for you, each with three rounds which get progressively harder. To enjoy the full experience, relax, and avoid distractions whilst you listen.