Interview with Zane Andrews, Biomedicine Discovery Institute, 3AW

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Period15 Feb 2018

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  • TitleInterview with Zane Andrews, Biomedicine Discovery Institute
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outlet3AW Breakfest
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size6 mins 22 secs
    DescriptionInterview with Zane Andrews, Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University.
    Stevenson and Burns talk about weight-loss and how Melbourne scientists discovered a
    switch that tells the body to burn fat or store fat. Andrews explains that the body has a way
    of protecting its fat reserve. Andrews adds that during their experiment, they found that
    brain cells activate and tell a person to eat but also conserve as much energy as possible.
    Andrews mentions that during their experiment with mice, they were able to remove an
    enzyme in the brain cell and they immediately don't know what to do. Stevenson notes
    that the enzyme that burns fat is calls 'crat.' Andrews and Stevenson discuss how crat is
    taken out of a human being. Andrews admits that he doesn't know how to remove crat
    from a person. Andrews says their research and testing on humans is still in its planning
    PersonsZane Andrews