Diabetes type 2 cured by surgery ABC Radio national

Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12


resource preview

Download the audio or view the transcript of this ABC radio program. It is an excellent example of how approaching a problem from a different perspective and with an open mind may result in an amazing solution. Richard Stubbs, and New Zealand scientist, claims type 2 diabetes is a disease of the gut. If his hypothesis is verified, it could have vast implications for the treatment of this rapidly increasing disease.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC5-7WS) processes, analyses and evaluates data from first-hand investigations and secondary sources to develop evidence-based arguments and conclusions

(SC5-14LW) analyses interactions between components and processes within biological systems

(SC5-15LW) explains how biological understanding has advanced through scientific discoveries, technological developments and the needs of society

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU175) Multi-cellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal systems to respond to changes to their environment

(ACSHE157) Scientific understanding, including models and theories, are contestable and are refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community

(ACSHE158) Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries

(ACSHE160) People can use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they should accept claims, explanations or predictions

(ACSHE228) The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research

More information

Resource type:
ScOT topics:
Animal structure and function, Metabolism (Animals)
File type:
ABC - Science Show
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Resource ID: dc593b4c-6d6d-49fc-ab7f-5b2b77d27b1f