Interviews about Biology

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

21 March 2010

Meera Senthilingam explores how the domestication of African fruits trees is helping meet the nutritional and...

21 March 2010

The humble pea is something of a wonder plant, we all like to think – for one thing, it adds nitrogen back into the...

21 March 2010

Leila Luheshi explains how a binding protein could be used to prevent the build up of the toxic proteins that cause...

14 March 2010

Meera Senthilingam brings us the highlights of this years Cambridge Science Festival...

14 March 2010

We discover a way to read a person’s thoughts using a brain scanner...

21 February 2010

The same trick used by the resurrection plant can keep vaccines in pristine condition without the need for...

07 February 2010

Can plastics pollute your body? We speak to Tamara Galloway who has identified a link between heart disease and...

07 February 2010

How do hormones, like oestrogen, affect aqatic ecosystems? Professor Karen Kidd explains more...

07 February 2010

Martin Wagner explains how his team have been looking into the release of oestrogen-like chemicals from in our mineral...

02 February 2010

Researchers at Cambridge’s Babraham Institute have identified a factor that helps to stop nerves from degenerating....

10 January 2010

Bob Carlyon explores the illusory side of our hearing...

10 January 2010

Karen steel discusses the genetic mutations and changes that can impair our hearing...

20 December 2009

Dr John Brackenbury gets out his scalpel to reveal what the inner anatomical workings of a cooked chicken...

20 December 2009

Ian McKay discusses the differences between the bone in our limbs and our skull...

20 December 2009

For the final show on 2009, and the decade, the team look back on some of the year's "Naked-Scientific"...

13 December 2009

Nigel Dimmock discusses a new anti-influenza strategy - a virus that protects you from infection...

13 December 2009

James Wood addresses the concerns of tamiflu resistance in our population and reveals if we really should be worrying...

13 December 2009

How are 'flu vaccines prepared, how long does it take and how is the technology evolving?

13 December 2009

Where do new pandemic strains of influenza come from? Canberra-based virologist Adrian Gibbs wonders whether swine flu...

06 December 2009

Graeme Alexander explains the effects of Hepatitis C on the body adn the current methods of treatment against the virus...

06 December 2009

Joe Grove discusses the sneaky ways the Hepatitis C virus evades our immune system...

06 December 2009

Meera Senthilingam investigates how safe the blood we receive in transfusions really is...

01 December 2009

It's often said that someone can move you with the words they use. Now scientists have shown that this really is...

22 November 2009

We discover the health benefits of cereals rich in polysaccharides...