Interviews about Biology

Interviews about genetics, ecology and evolution, insects, mammals, marine science, plants and zoology...

07 October 2013

Computational techniques have shed fresh light on how C4 photosynthesis evolved from C3 photosynthesis.

07 October 2013

How are organisms such as planarians able to grow new heads and tails?

06 October 2013

Our gene of the month is for all you hopeless romantics out there - it's Lonely Heart

06 October 2013

Researchers in Finland have found a new gene faults involved in dog dwarfism, which might be important in humans too.

06 October 2013

Researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research have found that 'sister' stem cells are much more different...

06 October 2013

Researchers on the US The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project have released new data revealing genetic similarities...

06 October 2013

Footballer Fabrice Muamba made headlines when his heart stopped on the pitch. Prof Hugh Watkins wants to know why this...

06 October 2013

Although lifestyle factors are important, our genes play an important role in our risk of heart disease. Prof Aroon...

01 October 2013

How does disturbing our sleep patterns by working shifts affect us?

01 October 2013

How can we probe what’s going on in the brain of someone who has a sleep disorder? Jason Rihel uses zebrafish to learn...

01 October 2013

One serious sleep disorder is narcolepsy; sufferers regularly fall asleep because they can’t regulate their sleep...

01 October 2013

Some animals spend over 80% of their lives asleep. But why? What’s the purpose of sleep and why does it become a...

01 October 2013

Researchers at the Universities of Aberystwyth and Cambridge have discovered a marine animal that has a tidal clock as...

24 September 2013

As spiders crawl into houses in the Autumn, the Society of Biology has designed an app to find out more about their...

23 September 2013

We find out how 'splatter spotters' are helping map UK roadkill in the hope of conserving animals...

23 September 2013

The parasite toxoplasma stops mice being afraid of cats, but what happens when the parasite is removed?

19 September 2013

Kevin Warwick, Cybernetics Professor at Reading University has delved deep into his nervous system to become one of the...

16 September 2013

A technique called optogenetics allows nerves to be controlled with light.

07 September 2013

And finally, our gene of the month is Cleopatra, named after the legendary Egyptian queen, who was said to have...

07 September 2013

Dr Turi King has an unusual interest in men - she studies their Y chromosomes to track their family history.

07 September 2013

In Mark Henderson's JBS Haldane genetics Society award lecture, he argues we should move away from talking about...

07 September 2013

DNA sequencing is now cheap and accessible, but what can studying our genes tell us about our family history?

28 August 2013

How an ordinary trip to the beach inspired a new treatment for osteoporosis...

28 August 2013

Research on Shark vision has inspired the design of a wet suit that will camouflage surfers to sharks...