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Title Catalyst: MS Cure/Feeding The Grid/Dog Music
Published Australia : ABC, 2012
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Summary Maryanne Demasi meets the doctors who are at odds with neurologists in proposing that an early diagnosis of MS could provide a cure with something as simple as antibiotics. Plus, turning your home into a power station and why dogs love to belt out a song.MS CUREIt's widely accepted that Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease. The cause of MS is unknown and there is no cure. But some maverick doctors contend that MS is triggered by an infection which can be treated. It's believed that a common bacterium, Chlamydia pneumoniae can infect blood vessels in the brain and spinal cord and ultimately lead to nerve damage. Maryanne Demasi meets the doctors who are at odds with neurologists in proposing that an early diagnosis of MS could provide a cure with something as simple as antibiotics.FEEDING THE GRIDNearly 70 percent of the energy released from burning coal is lost at the power station. Another ten percent or so leaks away as electricity is transmitted through the wires to our homes. But what if you could redesign the energy grid to allow two-way energy flow, where the houses themselves become the power stations? Mark Horstman visits a family participating in the Smart Grid Smart City trial in Newcastle NSW where new Australian fuel cell technology is being used to convert gas into electricity.DOG MUSICWhat drives a dog to spontaneously start singing along to music? Jonica Newby cranks up the beat box at a dog shelter to illustrate research showing how music affects canine behaviour. And despite little research into why dogs pipe up during a sing-a-long, the howling of ancient wolves offer some clues as to why dogs seldom sing in tune
Event Broadcast 2012-08-23 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Chronically ill -- Care.
Dogs -- Behavior therapy.
Electric utilities -- Management.
Fuel cells -- Technological innovations.
Human-animal communication -- Research.
Multiple sclerosis -- Treatment.
New South Wales -- Newcastle.
Form Streaming video
Author Phillips, Graham, host
Demasi, Maryanne, reporter
Heard, Robert, reporter
Horstman, Mark, reporter
Newby, Jonica, reporter
Brown, Chris, contributor
Dow, Brendan, contributor
Jeffkins, Nicole, contributor
Jeffkins, Paul, contributor
Longlands, Sarah, contributor
Myors, Paul, contributor
Robinson, Vicki, contributor
Thibault, Paul, contributor
Wheldon, David, contributor