Wednesday, 30 September 2015

On the Channel 7 news

Last week I was interviewed by Dr Andrew Rochford for the Channel 7 nightly news. It was an interesting experience being interviewed for 20-30 minutes and then seeing which ten words they decided to show on the TV. The news piece went to air Monday night on the 6 pm news, and was about NutriKane D, a medical food derived from sugarcane. As part of the ARC-funded Training Centre for Molecular Technology in the Food Industry, we have been undertaking research on the effects of NutriKane D on the human gut microbiome (the collection of microorganisms that live in our digestive tracts).

Turns out the 10 words they did include from me on the 7 News had nothing to do with any of our actual research here, but at least the microbiome work got a mention latter in the news item. There's also film of my PhD student Hasinaka and myself in the lab.

NutriKane D- I've actually been taking myself for the last few weeks, combining half a packet with yoghurt each night. Anecdotally, it seems to be doing good things for my digestive system.

1 comment:

  1. In terms of something that doing good for digestive system, maybe I should have a try. — a researcher.