Biology

30 May 2017

Did life originate in a hydrothermal vent?

30 May 2017

Why simulating the early earth environment can help us understand how life could have formed.

30 May 2017

Is RNA, the cousin of DNA, the molecule which started all life on earth?

30 May 2017

Where is the oldest evidence of life on earth?

30 May 2017

How one microbial meal changed everything...

23 May 2017

Chris Smith puts his own questions to the panel in the form of a quiz!

09 May 2017

Can you read minds? Well maybe not quite, but research suggests it's linked to monitoring your own heartbeat...

30 April 2017

Nematode worms use a pheromone to kill off unwanted males

30 April 2017

A drug found only in an Indian plant can be produced on a large scale in engineered yeast

30 April 2017

A shortage of oxygen causes the bacteria S. aureus to form biofilms that protect it from antibiotics

25 April 2017

The science behind IBS and what can be done to help sufferers.

25 April 2017

In our colon is a previously unrecognised organ made up of trillions of microbes.

13 April 2017

How much can your DNA tell you about your future health, and is this information a blessing or a curse?

13 April 2017

DNA explained, with a little help from some ukuleles.

11 April 2017

Using bio-engineering to grow an entire human organ system in the lab - complete with connecting blood supply.

11 April 2017

Growing miniature human organs in the lab using stem cells taken from an adult.

11 April 2017

Turning embryonic stem cells into nerve cells and implanting them in the brain...

11 April 2017

Understanding how a human being is formed form a single fertilised egg can lead to incredible scientific breakthroughs...

11 April 2017

Destroying the cells controlling the build-up of fat tissue causes mice to become obese with no change in diet.

11 April 2017

Taking antibiotics during pregnancy may lead to behaviour changes in your child.

21 March 2017

A fertility app that can help to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

07 March 2017

Eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables as opposed to 5 boosts life expectancy and reduces heart disease and cancer...

21 February 2017

How does PrEP work, and is it really behind the reduction in HIV cases?

14 February 2017

Do the neurons in our bodies really behave like a sushi conveyor belt?