Biology

18 May 2008

Campylobacter is the most likely cause of food poisoning in the UK, but how does it make us ill? And can flatulence...

18 May 2008

We've heard about 'good bacteria' but what role do they really play in our intestines

18 May 2008

Good bacteria help us with our digestion, and maybe even help to prevent infection. They could also protect us from...

18 May 2008

Your mouth is home to millions of bacteria - some of them cause bad breath, or could lead to infections elsewhere in...

11 May 2008

How can we use a plants natural defence chemicals to ward off pests, such as insects and weeds?

06 April 2008

Conversations with robots and hands-on highlights from the Edinburgh Science festival...

17 February 2008

A few weeks ago, we reported on the breakthrough where scientists in America had been able to build a beating heart in...

17 February 2008

Organ Rejection is a big problem, overcome by immuno-suppressant drugs. But these drugs are quite toxic and leaves...

03 February 2008

The Louisiana wetlands are the largest in the USA and amongst the largest wetlands in the world, playing a vital role...

03 February 2008

Wetlands are disappearing faster than rainforests, and support a huge number of species as well as offering protection...

27 January 2008

We find out about a revolutionary new way to diagnose our winter bugs in two hours rather than two weeks. It’s going to...

27 January 2008

We’ve already heard about how flu actually causes disease, how it invades us, how it hijacks our cells and makes us...

27 January 2008

We suss out the facts of flu with Cambridge university researcher Ed Hutchinson...

20 January 2008

Do ants look tasty to you? These ones might do! Dr Steve Yanoviak and his team have found a species of ant which,...

13 January 2008

This month, we explore a surface that becomes non-stick at the flip of a switch, visit the Paris of 55 million years...

06 January 2008

How does addiction change the brain? Professor Julie Kauer has found that the changes involved in becoming addicted...

06 January 2008

It’s that time of the year when everyone is thinking, ‘how many inches extra, feet, pounds, stone have I gained over...

06 January 2008

One of the most common addictions on Earth is the addiction to cigarettes, so tobacco and nicotine addiction. A very...

02 December 2007

How does having Alzheimer's disease change the structure of the brain? Not much, actually. According to Peter...

02 December 2007

Alzheimer's disease affects 1 person in 5 over the age of 80, and can have devastating effect on the families of...

14 October 2007

When you're buying training shoes, do you really get what you pay for? Professor Rami Abboud doesn't think...

07 October 2007

Birds do it, bees do it, but now Irene Terry, from the University of Utah, has found that primitive plants indulge in...

30 September 2007

Biocomposites, materials similar to plastics but made from biological material, could be the ideal replacement for...

30 September 2007

Kat Arney reports in with the latest news from the National Cancer Research Institute conference in Birmingham, UK.