Interviews about Biology

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

06 June 2010

We talk to James Nieh about the warning signals used by bees to stop their colonies from entering harmful areas...

06 June 2010

It’s an incredibly complicated world inside an ant colony, with different types of ant doing lots of different jobs....

06 June 2010

Increasingly, people are keeping bees in crowded urban environments - Meera Senthilingam caught up with Alison Benjamin...

30 May 2010

Researchers in Seattle have found that the spiral shape of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori is key to its ability to...

30 May 2010

Meera explores the RHS Chelsea Flower show to discover how the help our rainforests and entice wildlife into her garden...

23 May 2010

An iconic animal, the Tasmanian Devil is under threat from a type of cancer that can be transmitted between individuals...

23 May 2010

This week the J Craig Venter Institute announced the creation to huge fanfare of a brand new synthetic microorganism...

23 May 2010

Human Papillomavirus or HPV is the main cause of the majority of cases of cervical cancer. Professor Margaret Stanley...

23 May 2010

2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity, and as part of that, BioBlitz events will be going on across the...

16 May 2010

One of the main aims that scientists have for synthetic biology is to be able to take what nature has already made and...

16 May 2010

What do we mean when we talk about Synthetic Biology? What does it involve? Dr Jim Haseloff from Cambridge University...

16 May 2010

Meera Senthilingam catches up with members of a team from Cambridge University that took part in the iGEM 2009 project...

16 May 2010

Researchers have discovered why Tibetans who have a taste for the high life are much better able to tolerate low oxygen...

09 May 2010

Researchers in Toronto and in Cambridge have made a major breakthrough in understanding how DNA works. More...

02 May 2010

The Lancet has published a study into the benefits of looking at your genome to help personalise your medicine. Dr....

25 April 2010

Helen Donoghue explains how analysing bacteria from ancient fossils can help us learn more about the evolution of...

25 April 2010

As well as following the way populations have changed and migrated, we can use modern genetic techniques to really get...

25 April 2010

A new genetic analysis of nearly 2,000 people from all over the globe suggests that our ancestors interbred with...

11 April 2010

Researchers in California have shown how a new drug, called iRGD, can help to fight tumours by boosting levels of...

28 March 2010

Researchers have overturned a 100-year-old misunderstanding about how the arteries that supply the heart with blood...

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...

21 March 2010

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

14 March 2010

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