In the 150th episode of Science Notes, Aswathi Soni, a PhD student in Food Science, talks about why some types of bacteria are especially hard to kill and her research into new ways to deal with them.
Natalie Forsdick, a PhD student in Anatomy, talks about her studies on New Zealand’s endangered Black Stilt (the Kaki) and how its willingness to breed with Pied Stilts may be threatening its future.
Jennifer Baxter, a PhD student in Psychology, talks about her studies into the assessment of Social Anxiety Disorder amongst teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Host Dave McMorran talk about the chemistry of fluorine and about Henri Moissan, who won the 1906 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for first isolating it.
Sage Robinson, a PhD student in Chemistry, talks about his work into how to train your immune system to protect you from cancer.
Host Dave McMorran talks about the work of Adolf von Bauer, who won the 1905 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his development of a synthesis of the historically important blue dye Indigo.
Hamza Bennani, a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Otago University, talks about his research into how a detailed image of a patient’s vertebra can be obtained simply from X-ray images rather than more complicated, and expensive, imaging methods.