Interviews about Biology

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

07 December 2008

There are many, diverse causes of blindness, with Inherited Retinal Degeneration affecting one in 2000 people in the UK...

30 November 2008

Do plants suffer from jetlag? We meet Steve Kay at UCSD, who invited us to his forest laboratory to explain how plants...

30 November 2008

The best way to monitor and understand the sea is to go with the flow! Jules Jaffe and colleagues at Scripps Institute...

30 November 2008

In a box hidden in a corner of the lab belonging to the late Stanley Miller was an experiment which could explain the...

16 November 2008

We reveal how DNA analysis can reveal the origins of crop domestication.

09 November 2008

In place of this week's Kitchen Science experiment, Ben attended a National Pathology Week event run by the Royal...

09 November 2008

A recent Pathology success story - the drug CamPath, which is also known as alemtuzumab and was originally developed at...

26 October 2008

the beer goggles, or stella-vision, is a well known phenomenon where a few alcoholic drinks makes other people seem...

26 October 2008

Time to get your dancing shoes on! It seems that the way you dance could say something about your genetic fitness – in...

19 October 2008

John Bailey joins us to explain the problem with Japanese knotweed, and how this alien species could be kept under...

05 October 2008

Immunotherapy, using the body's own immune cells to attack a tumour, could provide an alternative to radiotherapy...

28 September 2008

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

28 September 2008

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

28 September 2008

DNA damage leads to many of the diseases we associate with ageing, so if we could stop DNA from being damaged, or...

28 September 2008

We know that antibodies must pass from breastmilk to baby's blood, but only now have scientists watched one in the...

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...

21 September 2008

Whether or not bacteria stick around in your local hospital isn’t always down to local conditions or cleaning....

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

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...

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...