We celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the epidemiologist John Snow by looking at the historic and modern fight against Cholera. Also, news of what 4000 year old mummies are revealing about arterial disease, a novel antibiotic approach to battling bacteria, the Facebook app that turns likes in predictions about your personality and do animals practise dentistry...?
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One of the diseases thought of as an affliction of modern life, atherosclerosis, was actually around in people thousands of years ago...
Scientists in Japan have discovered that the crow of the rooster is controlled by their internal body clocks...
A new range of antibiotics are being developed to target the gene expression of bacteria...
Physicists from the Russian Academy of Sciences claim to have made the first detection of water dimers in realistic atmospheric conditions.
'Liking' things on Facebook may give away more than you
realise. A new study used 'likes' to predict users gender,
sexuality and personality
Hawksbill turtles are critically endangered, and their numbers continue to decline. Now, new research shows a glimmer of hope...
We ask Matt Waldon how we tackle Cholera in the modern world and find out how the disease could have reached Haiti through relief workers
Medical Historian Richard Barnett tells the story of the epidemiologist John Snow and asks whether we've overestimated his legacy
PhD student Ankur Mutreja discusses his work; sequencing the genome of cholera bacteria in order to track the 7th pandemic of the disease.
Hi, my name's Kwesi and I'm from London.
My question is, are we the only species which practises dental care?
I don't imagine other species brush their teeth, though I'm bracing myself to be proven wrong. yet in the many documentaries I watch, the animals, particularly feli...