Body

22 August 2016

What did Sophie Scott discover when she made voice actors get in her brain scanner?

22 August 2016

Big Bang Theory's Dr Mayim Bialik speaks about her years as a voice actor.

22 August 2016

Were Neanderthals killed off by their own campfires?

22 August 2016

Could a common technique to prevent premature birth actually cause it?

22 August 2016

Poor sleep habits, including shift work and jet lag, make you more prone to illness, and now we might know why.

15 August 2016

What makes a substance a drug, and why are only some illegal?

11 August 2016

How is new research into illegal drugs revealing possible treatments for anxiety?

08 August 2016

Our gene of the month is Titin - one of the biggest genes in the genome.

08 August 2016

Vardhman Rakyan has discovered that chemical tags on repetitive genes known as rDNA could be bridging the gap between...

02 August 2016

The Olympics are only just beginning but stories of doping have been filling the papers for months. So what's the...

02 August 2016

Kat Arney is back with her mythconception and this week she’s been busy researching in the pub...

01 August 2016

The human body has its own mechanisms for handling the heat but how can we optimise them at the Rio Olympics?

12 July 2016

What gives you the edge in professional sport?

10 July 2016

After 277 attempts, Dolly - the world’s first cloned mammal, was born on the 5th July 1996 at the Roslin Institute in...

10 July 2016

Jennifer Symonds is discovering how FGFs help to make your mouth water - by building salivary glands during...

10 July 2016

Abbie Fearon, a researcher from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, gave me the low-down on cellular...

30 June 2016

Brain imaging reveals how we experience someone else’s pain

27 June 2016

Is it true that swallowed gum stays in your stomach for seven years?

27 June 2016

Levels of unsafe abortions are rising, following public health warnings about Zika virus in Latin America.

17 June 2016

On the hunt to discover how the patient died, the pathologist turns to the brain...

17 June 2016

Dissection of the patient begins...

17 June 2016

The first step in a post-mortem is to examine the patient for clues as to the cause of death. What did the pathologist...

16 June 2016

Surprising results ensue when dissecting the patient's heart...

16 June 2016

Next, the pathologist dissected the lungs to see whether this might hold the key to the cause of death...