17 Aug 2014

Media mentions

CCS researchers have had many media mentions this last week, see more from the link below.

11/08/2014 Dr Rebecca Segrave, MAPrc, commented on studying depression, a condition that "one in seven Australians will experience in their lifetime".  She mentioned that she's trying to understand the bias in negative thinking that people get when they are depressed.
The Age  
 

11/08/2014 Ms Annabelle WarrenMAPrc, commented on a new study that suggests the contraceptive pill can help women's memory, and that women who had to do an interview or an oral presentation should time it so that are taking active contraceptive pills.
Daily Telegraph, Townsville Bulletin, Adelaide Advertiser, Weekend Post and four other print publications
 

12/08/2014 Dr Jane Muir, Head of Translational Nutrition, Department of Gastroenterology, discusses the benefits of fibre in the diet.
Prevention






13/08/2014 Adjunct Associate Professor Marcus Chen, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre commented on clinical trial for gonorrhoea.  He said that this clinical trial is an important one for treating gonorrhea because of the increasingly limited options we have for our patients. Yahoo! Finance
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/cempra-initiates-phase-3-clinical-120000075.html

14/08/2014 Adjunct Associate Professor Steve Ellen, MAPrc, discussed if there is a link between comedians and mental illness.  He mentioned that Stand-up comedians often talk fast, skip loosely from topic to topic, laugh quickly and loud, and see connections between ideas that the average person misses.
The Conversation
http://theconversation.com/comedians-and-mental-illness-is-there-a-link-30457
14/08/2014 School of Biomedical Sciences’ researchers Professor Charles Mackay and Dr Alison Thorburn discussed how eating fibre is beneficial for gut bacteria, immune health and asthma. Next week (21/08/2014) in Part 2, Gideon Cordover trials a fibre-rich diet designed by Dr Jane Muir Head of Translational Nutrition, and prepared by Masters student Ms Trish Veitch, from Department of Gastroenterology
Catalyst show, ABC TV
http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4067184.htm

15/08/2014 Professor Frank Rosenfeldt Deprtment of Surgery's life saving heart transplant breakthrough - a portable device to perfuse a solution of oxygen and nutrients into hearts removed from a deceased donor, was mentioned.  The device is said to preserve the heart, keeping it alive, even after circulatory death.  Prof Rosenfeldt said, "We've got a 30 minute window in which we can theoretically get the heart out, resuscitate it on this box, and then transplant it".
SBS News, ABC News 24, 936 ABC Hobart, ABC Western Vic, 3AW, Herald Sun, Gold Coast Bulletin
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/08/15/australian-researchers-make-life-saving-heart-transplant-breakthrough

18/08/2014 Caroline Tuck Department of Gastroenterology, spoke about her research: "Use of glucose to assist fructose absorption in various forms to eliminate symptoms in IBS fructose malabsorbers" and low FODMAP  
774 ABC Melbourne