Body

01 December 2017

Is a cure for HIV on the horizon, and what does cure, in the context of HIV, really mean?

14 March 2017

Forty-five years ago, the American nutritionist Ancel Keys launched the Seven Countries Study, the world’s first multi-...

03 March 2017

We know that exercise is good for our health in general, but we often don't think about how it affects specific...

19 January 2017

The part of the brain that makes you feel full could be impaired in babies of obese mothers, researchers believe –...

09 January 2017

University of Cambridge researchers have brought the potential cancer causing role of breast implants into the...

06 January 2017

Why this is one therapy that should be flushed down the lavatory...

06 January 2017

Real-time data from smokers’ brains could help them re-programme their minds and stub out cigarettes for good.

13 October 2016

Scientists are looking into exploiting the body clock to prevent obesity.

03 October 2016

How circumcision cuts the risk of HIV infection and other diseases

25 August 2016

Just after a race, most amateur marathon runners have increased levels of proteins linked to heart damage, Dutch...

24 September 2015

What is the purpose, if any, of pain? Would we be better off without it?

20 August 2015

Could we vaccinate people to prevent them from becoming addicts?

11 June 2015

Ever wondered how your body keeps you upright?

24 July 2014

In Dr Shahid's line of work they see plenty of people who get things stuck in their ears, ranging from bugs to...

19 December 2013

The emerging field of chronotherapeutics seeks to align drug treatments with an individual's body clock. The...

16 September 2013

If a doctor offered you live eggs from a parasitic worm to treat your medical complaints, would you accept? Whipworms...

12 July 2013

Can I catch infectious diseases from my dog? And can they catch infections from me?

21 December 2011

What do you do when you have freckles...um...down below? The discovery of a crop of pigmented spots on a sensitive body...

23 May 2011

In 2009, the synthetic stimulant mephedrone became a hugely popular recreational drug for young people in the UK while...

11 January 2011

Have you ever wondered why people donate their body to medical science? Or what goes on in the dissection room? Medical...

06 November 2010

Have you ever wondered what happens to a body when it is donated to a medical school? Have you ever wondered what it...

24 October 2010

Unless you’re shot in the head or hit by a bus, your immune system has a major and direct influence on your life span!...

15 December 2009

It is the stuff of nightmares - a society so wound up in the legal system that no-one is allowed to tell you the truth...

20 October 2008

Ion channels are miniature pores in the membranes of cells. They're the gatekeepers controlling which ions can...