Body

24 May 2009

Albinism - Why Some People have No Skin Pigmentation

17 May 2009

It's estimated that 80% of people with hepatitis C aren't aware they have it. World Heptatitis Day is aimed...

15 March 2009

The science of what we eat featured highly in the Biology Zone at the Cambridge Science Festival. Meera followed her...

01 March 2009

What happens in the brain when we hear laughter? Is there a neuronal basis to why we find the giggles so compelling...

15 February 2009

Hormones affect our behaviour, but how do they influence how women advertise their fertility? Dr Martie Haselton...

01 February 2009

Porous Nanospheres could deliver drugs to exactly where they're needed - but we must make sure that the body can...

18 January 2009

Are overweight parents more likely to have obese children? It could be that a mother's diet has lifelong...

18 January 2009

Obesity is a huge problem, but what makes us obese? Steve Bloom joins us from Imperial College London to explain why...

18 January 2009

Liposuction may be the easiest way to lose weight quickly, though it's an expensive option. But how does it...

11 January 2009

Next time you have a headache, don't take an aspirin - make your own! It seems that humans can manufacture their...

21 December 2008

Does champagne go straight to your head? What is it about the bubbles that makes you get more drunk, more quickly?...

07 December 2008

Firing lasers into your eyes sounds like a bad idea, but Laser Eye Surgery is a safe and effective option that could...

07 December 2008

Why do we blink? Dr Paul Murphy explains to Meera the importance of tears and blinking...

07 December 2008

Optical Lens Replacement surgery can be used to treat cataracts, which affect millions of people worldwide. We find...

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

Can your friends, their friends, and even their friends' friends, boost your chances of becoming obese? James...

09 November 2008

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

09 November 2008

We go through the process of a real post mortem - working with pathologist Alison Cluroe, we find out what has to be...

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...

12 October 2008

Could the credit crunch be due to traders' hormone levels? Meera speaks to John Coates to find out...

28 September 2008

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

28 September 2008

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

28 September 2008

You may be surprised to hear that some very simple lifestyle changes can extend your life by 14 years! We find out how...

21 September 2008

Clostridium difficile bacteria account for many cases of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, and currently causes 7000...