Interviews about Biology

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

28 September 2008

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

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

Deep water corals, just like their relatives on the reefs, are an indication of a healthy ecosystem - but they also act...

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...

31 August 2008

A new penguin tracking system can recognise an individual penguin from afar...

31 August 2008

Chris talks to Karen Kidd from the University of New Brunswick in Canada about a study that investigated the...

17 August 2008

It's easy to dismiss bigfoot hunters as crackpots, inhabiting the 'lunatic fringe' of science - but,...

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...

03 August 2008

Our first passenger, Beverley Glover from Queens' College talks about the hot world of flowers.

03 August 2008

Enzymes are the "amazing chemical machines" that make reactions happen billions of times faster than they...

27 July 2008

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

20 July 2008

Scientists have been tying electronic tags to jellyfish, in order to study turtles! We spoke to Jon Houghton from Queen...

20 July 2008

Dr Harren Jhoti founded Astex Therapeutics in 1999. We chatted to him to find out what happens in the process of...

20 July 2008

Melanie McCullagh from Biotica tells us how they are fighting diseases using chemicals found in bacteria.

06 July 2008

We know our body clocks control when we need to eat, sleep and perform other important functions. But what about...

06 July 2008

What is jet-lag, and how can we reset the body clock to avoid it?

29 June 2008

In Soay Sheep, having the biggest horns means you're more likely to breed - but it also means you're less...

29 June 2008

The evolution of the Peppered Moth is a textbook example of adaptation in the face of changing environmental conditions...

29 June 2008

Evolving organisms on a lab bench allows a perfect view of how they change over time - but sometimes they can surprise...