Biology

30 November 2008

Do plants suffer from jetlag? We meet Steve Kay at UCSD, who invited us to his forest laboratory to explain how plants...

30 November 2008

In a box hidden in a corner of the lab belonging to the late Stanley Miller was an experiment which could explain the...

09 November 2008

A recent Pathology success story - the drug CamPath, which is also known as alemtuzumab and was originally developed at...

09 November 2008

In place of this week's Kitchen Science experiment, Ben attended a National Pathology Week event run by the Royal...

26 October 2008

the beer goggles, or stella-vision, is a well known phenomenon where a few alcoholic drinks makes other people seem...

05 October 2008

Immunotherapy, using the body's own immune cells to attack a tumour, could provide an alternative to radiotherapy...

28 September 2008

We know that antibodies must pass from breastmilk to baby's blood, but only now have scientists watched one in the...

28 September 2008

Meera finds out how to keep your skin looking young and healthy...

28 September 2008

DNA damage leads to many of the diseases we associate with ageing, so if we could stop DNA from being damaged, or...

21 September 2008

Whether or not bacteria stick around in your local hospital isn’t always down to local conditions or cleaning....

21 September 2008

Some bacteria sense an immune response, and then become hyper-virulent. This means that treatment with antibiotics...

21 September 2008

The bacterium MRSA has been the big villain of hospital acquired infections – it’s resistant to common antibacterial...

14 September 2008

In some cases, the human heart can be 'pre-conditioned', and as such can withstand the damage of a heart...

31 August 2008

Trawl fishing involved hauling a net behind a boat, and is extremely good for catching large numbers of fish. However...

31 August 2008

David Karl from the University of Hawaii talks to Meera about the problems we face as climate change threatens ocean...

31 August 2008

Human activities affect the marine environment in different ways, and Kimberly Selkoe and colleagues at the University...

10 August 2008

Planets come in many shapes and sizes, but how do they form? Chris met Micheal Meyer at the AAAS conference in Boston...

27 July 2008

An animatronic tongue created by scientists at the University of Sheffield could help us understand how speech is...

01 June 2008

Mark Peplow joins us once again from the Royal Society of Chemistry's magazine, Chemistry World...

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...

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...

11 May 2008

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