Interviews about Biology

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

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

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...

13 December 2009

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

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

Jan Arthur discusses how her team find new viruses by analysing faecal samples...

22 November 2009

Tim Sutton is grappling with the problem of too much Boron in Southern Australia...

22 November 2009

We discover how the timing of a grape killing itself, is the secret to a producing a good wine...

22 November 2009

Bushfires can ruin a wine when smoke chemicals penetrate the grapevine. But now Adelaide-based scientists may have come...

22 November 2009

We learn how to monitor plants using conveyor belts in one of the world's biggest greenhouses, plus how scientists...

22 November 2009

We find out about one of the world's few degrees where drinking and making wine are the main things on the agenda...

22 November 2009

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

16 November 2009

This week in science history saw, in 1999, the death of Daniel Nathans, microbiologist and co-winner of the 1978 Nobel...

08 November 2009

We talk to Julian Norman-Taylor about In Vitro Fertilization, what it is, and when it can be used.

08 November 2009

We look at some refinements to IVF, controlling the environment of the embryos more carefully.