Disease

27 October 2016

Adjusting the time that chemotherapy is given to male colorectal cancer patients has been shown to increase their...

03 October 2016

How circumcision cuts the risk of HIV infection and other diseases

29 September 2016

Is passive 'vaping' a thing, and do e-cigarettes actually help you quit?

20 July 2016

Why would parasitic worms have evolved to help their human hosts? The long co-evolution of parasite and host can cuase...

10 March 2016

A nutritional drink has been shown to conserve memory in people with early stage Alzheimer’s, indicating that it could...

14 December 2015

What goes into a standard vaccine, and how do we know they are safe?

08 October 2015

Vampires might be on to something: does the key to reversing aging lie in our blood?

30 December 2014

Our four-legged friends prove they truly are man's best friend by lending a paw in sniffing out human diseases...

16 September 2013

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

07 November 2011

Dating codes are placed on food to indicate the food is safe to eat before this date. But how are these dates decided,...

19 August 2011

Leukaemia is a deadly cancer of the blood affecting over 250,000 people every year, many of which are children. It isn...

28 November 2010

Of all the slang names for the British, none is more iconic than 'Limey'. While the the term provokes...

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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!...

02 June 2008

Every day our bodies are assailed by microbes of all descriptions, but for the most part we successfully fend them off...

26 January 2008

Just as winter follows summer, the chances are you'll catch a cold this winter - but what is the sticky stuff that...

30 October 2007

What do pop-up books and some of the most fundamental molecules of life have in common? Charlotte Rusby enters a world...

30 June 2007

There are five million new cases of HIV internationally every year, and the virus is second only to tobacco as the...

22 June 2007

Dementia-prone mice have shown researchers than an old mouse can learn new tricks, given the right environment...

24 May 2007

The lymphatic system is your body's drainage system. It collects the excess fluid that surrounds cells and returns...

22 May 2007

Bacteriophages were big business before penicillin and other antimicrobials appeared on the scene. But now, with...

19 April 2006

Scheele was the first to isolate Hydrogen cyanide in 1782 then went on to show its toxic effects by accidentally...

15 February 2006

What causes cold sores and genital herpes, how do herpes viruses cause disease, why do herpes infections persist for...

18 January 2006

Barrie takes a look at the past and present use of leeches in medicine and surgery, including helping doctors in...

15 June 2005

This article looks at how influenza (flu) was discovered, how influenza spreads, infects people, and grows, how to...