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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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.
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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
It was arguably THE GUT that brought Dr Michael Mosley his earliest public recognition.
His 1994 documentary on the work of West Australian researchers Professor Barry Marshall and Dr Robin Warren brought nominations for an Emmy, A BAFTA and also brought a LOT of mail.
The experience marked the realization that Hippocrates was on to something 2500 years ago when he said “All disease begins in the gut”Read More
The world of the sex worker inspires natural curiosity. Sexual healer EJ Love has recently "come out" as a sex worker and sees great transformative benefits in her chosen career. With a book on the way, she's very generously shared her stories and attitudes with us on this unmissable Rare Air.Read More