The idea of an artificial womb – a place where a prematurely born baby could continue to safely gestate closer to full term, is one scientists have worked on intermittently since the late 1950’s. Until recently it’s been considered a wild card, a fairly unorthodox angle on dealing with pre-term birth. In this conversation, Women and Infants Research Foundation ( WIRF) researcher Assoc Professor Matthew Kemp discusses the determination, dedication and serendipity that has gained the artificial womb project significant recognition.Read More
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I consider writing to be a lifelong apprenticeship. I don't think you ever really arrive as a writer. It's not like you write your fifth novel and now you've made it and now you know how to write a novel. You may know how to do the mechanics of the novel, but every book is different.
In this conversation from his home in Seattle, Dominic Smith reflects on the formation of his writing discipline and muses about being an American, born and bred in Australia as well as his latest work The Electric Hotel.
Smith’s fourth novel, "The Last Painting of Sara de Vos" was a New York Times best seller and won both Indie Book of the Year AND the Australian Book Industry awards Literary Fiction Book of the Year in 2017.
The Electric Hotel is around the birth of cinema, as the Lumière Brothers sent commission agents around the world to demonstrate their cinematographe, a development on Edison’s kinetoscope which was more like a private peep show.Read More
Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. That’s how the saying goes, and that’s how Elizabeth Wilson feels about her work as a Senior Educator at Polestar Pilates Australia, and Director of the Perth Pilates Studio. Starting out as a vet, with a strong dance background, Elizabeth was quickly drawn to the Pilates method when it emerged in Western Australia over two decades ago. Liz was my first Pilates instructor and inspired me to study the method as an instructor and a student. In this conversation, she shares some of her limitless knowledge on the Pilates, the man and the movement.Read More
As a former food critic, chef, author and TV personality Matthew Evans is not new to the ethical sourcing of food. It’s been a passion for well over a decade, and the first book he published on the topic was 2010’s The Real Food Companion.
Fast forward through many beautiful publications, and numerous TV series and we arrive at his most recent book – On Eating Meat.
Image: Alan Benson
For us as consumers it’s easy to turn a blind eye, but Matthew is completely unafraid to take on the biggest players in the food industry about the - at least concerning - and sometimes appalling - practices that bring food to our tables.Read More
Professor Nadia Rosenthal has devoted her distinguished career to the understanding of how humans might harness the regenerative powers of some animals, to combat the vagaries of injury and age.
Professor Rosenthal's research focuses on the role of growth factors, stem cells and the immune system in repairing injury and her primary focus is on heart muscle. Her book, Heart Development and Regeneration, is upheld as a definitive document in this field.Read More