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Up Close is the fortnightly research, opinion and analysis talk show from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Up Close Research Talk Show University of Melbourne

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Up Close is the fortnightly research, opinion and analysis talk show from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

    REBROADCAST #343: Cannabis research: The state of the science in an age of weed liberalization

    REBROADCAST #343: Cannabis research: The state of the science in an age of weed liberalization

    Psychiatrist and clinical researcher Prof David Castle discusses how cannabis represents both a public health risk and a wide-ranging therapeutic opportunity, as the once “evil weed” gains greater legal acceptance for recreational and medical use. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.  Download mp3 (27.3 MB)      Listen now      Read transcript read more

    REBROADCAST #342: Dynamics of scandal: On facilitating, denying and covering up institutional child sex abuse

    REBROADCAST #342: Dynamics of scandal: On facilitating, denying and covering up institutional child sex abuse

    In this rebroadcast episode, sociologist Prof Chris Greer explores the often murky agendas of organisations, mainstream and social media, and individuals in the facilitation, denial and cover-up of institutional child sex abuse. Presented by Lynne Haultain.  Download mp3 (27.9)      Listen now      Read transcript read more

    REBROADCAST #341: Fume with a view: Consumer products and your indoor air quality

    REBROADCAST #341: Fume with a view: Consumer products and your indoor air quality

    In this rebroadcast episode, civil and environmental engineer Prof Anne Steinemann outlines the causes and consequences of poor indoor air quality, and in particular the potentially hazardous fumes generated by home cleaning and personal care products. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.  Download mp3 (24.7 MB)      Listen now      Read transcript read more

    REBROADCAST #334: From pole to pole: New research into treating bipolar disorder

    REBROADCAST #334: From pole to pole: New research into treating bipolar disorder

    In this rebroadcast episode, research psychiatrist Prof Allan Young discusses bipolar disorder, and examines leading edge research into finding new treatments for this condition. Presented by Sila Genc.  Download mp3 (25.7)      Listen now      Read transcript read more

    #406: Treaty fatigue: International law meets the new globalized nationalism

    #406: Treaty fatigue: International law meets the new globalized nationalism

    International Court of Justice jurist James Crawford on the diminishing appetite of nation states to join new international agreements or remain in established ones, with troubling implications for formulating and upholding international laws. Presented by Lynne Haultain.  Download mp3 (27.6 MB)      Listen now      Read transcript read more

    #405: What are the keys to a successful urban innovation district?

    #405: What are the keys to a successful urban innovation district?

    Urban thinker Julie Wagner describes how so-called innovation districts in cities around the world evolve or are planned, and how their reliance on the physical and the local — in even the most high tech of industries — serves to foster creativity and collaboration. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.  Download mp3 (37.5 MB)      Listen now      Read transcript read more

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Boisterous sprout ,

Great précis every ep of interesting science

Great show by Melbourne Uni. Simple presentation style that allows the experts to inform.

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Deliciously informative

I happened upon this little gem and very much look forward to hearing the next episode. Keep up the great work, Melbourne University!

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