Body

13 July 2008

We’ve seen the news stories in previous Olympic tournaments where athletes have been caught using performance enhancing...

13 July 2008

How are sport officials cracking down on athletes using the wide range of drugs available to boost their performance,...

08 June 2008

Forensic scientists have announced a major breakthrough in crime detection which could lead to hundreds of cold cases...

18 May 2008

Good bacteria help us with our digestion, and maybe even help to prevent infection. They could also protect us from...

18 May 2008

We've heard about 'good bacteria' but what role do they really play in our intestines

18 May 2008

Campylobacter is the most likely cause of food poisoning in the UK, but how does it make us ill? And can flatulence...

18 May 2008

Your mouth is home to millions of bacteria - some of them cause bad breath, or could lead to infections elsewhere in...

11 May 2008

Why do mosquitoes find people so attractive? What can we learn from those that never seem to get bitten?

11 May 2008

Are mosquitoes attracted to some people more than others? We find out by exposing ourselves to a box of biting mozzies...

25 February 2008

The human voice is a versatile tool, and changes dramatically throughout life. David Howard studies the voice...

17 February 2008

Organ Rejection is a big problem, overcome by immuno-suppressant drugs. But these drugs are quite toxic and leaves...

17 February 2008

A few weeks ago, we reported on the breakthrough where scientists in America had been able to build a beating heart in...

10 February 2008

Could we generate electricity from the energy we waste while walking? Professor Max Donelan has developed a way to...

06 January 2008

One of the most common addictions on Earth is the addiction to cigarettes, so tobacco and nicotine addiction. A very...

06 January 2008

It’s that time of the year when everyone is thinking, ‘how many inches extra, feet, pounds, stone have I gained over...

09 December 2007

In the East of England recently we’ve had a big outbreak of a problem caused by Norovirus, a virus that causes vomiting...

18 November 2007

We talk to Kevin Fong who is a space physiologist about the problems associated with actually living in space.

14 October 2007

When you're buying training shoes, do you really get what you pay for? Professor Rami Abboud doesn't think...

07 October 2007

As much as we enjoy the odd beer it’s always best to enjoy it in moderation because drinking alcohol does have its...

30 September 2007

Dr Ruth Cameron and Dr Serena Best from the Centre for Medical material at the University of Cambridge spoke to Chris...

16 September 2007

Meera went out to find the best bits of the festival, and wound up in crowd control!

16 September 2007

Being addicted to things is usually bad news but now there's evidence that getting hooked on chocolate might not...

02 September 2007

Out of Body Experiences (OBE's)may be spooky, but they can tell us a lot about how the brain works. Now,...