Ep 18: Why is it so hard to do research in Russia?

Episode 18 · August 12th, 2019 · 51 mins 31 secs

About this Episode

Believe it or not, we actually went to Russia to find out.

Hopefully you’ll forgive the “on-location” sound quality as we discuss the difficulties of conducting and publishing research in Russia.

We also answer the following questions:

  • What caused the mystery radioactive fog that descended on Europe in 2017?

  • Can machine learning identify autism in babies from merely analysing eye movements?

  • How does Burger King possibly have a 4.5 star google review rating

Jeremy’s Iron is an excuse for two mates to geek out over science, research and publication. It’s a conversation between a biostatistician (Justin Zeltzer) and an orthopaedic surgeon (Justin Bobyn).

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Masson et al (2019) Airborne concentrations and chemical considerations of radioactive ruthenium from an undeclared major nuclear release in 2017 PNAS https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1907571116

Cohen et al (2019) Foetal oestrogens and autism Molecular Psychiatry https://www.nature.com/articles/s41380-019-0454-9

Artoni et al (2019) Deep learning of spontaneous arousal fluctuations detects early cholinergic defects across neurodevelopmental mouse models and patients PNAS https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/07/16/1820847116