Body

22 September 2015

How do you recover from a traumatic brain injury?

21 September 2015

Being discharged from hospital is rarely the end of the story - injuries often leave lasting, sometimes devastating...

21 September 2015

How do doctors decide when to withdraw treatment, and how can one person's death save another life?

21 September 2015

Meet the people on call to stop death in its tracks: London's Air Ambulance.

14 September 2015

We humans are wired for laziness! Unconsciously, we alter the way that we move to minimise the number of calories...

08 September 2015

In the 1960s, only 5% of seabirds where found to have eaten plastic; now that figure has reached 90%.

08 September 2015

Headlines claim 'bad' fats, like butter, may not be so bad after all, but what does the science say?

08 September 2015

A prototype, 3D-printed robotic hand that can be made faster and cheaper than current prosethetics has won the UK leg...

24 August 2015

A new cancer treatment, which uses MRI scanners to target tumours, has been unveiled...

24 August 2015

Whistled Turkish is an intriguing both for its unusual form and for its ways of being processed in the brain, new...

17 August 2015

Regrowing nerves is vital if limbs that have been reattached are to be fully functional. But until now we haven...

13 August 2015

Adrian Bird is studying the proteins that bind DNA methylation, with the hope of finding a treatment for the genetic...

13 August 2015

Mark Zylka has discovered how an overactive version of a molecule called UBE3A may cause a type of autism.

03 August 2015

Testosterone is associated with lust and aggression, but does it deserve its reputation, and what would a world...

21 July 2015

The decay-fighting ingredient in toothpaste - sodium fluoride - can predict your heart attack risk.

14 July 2015

People who inherit the same versions of certain genes from mum and dad, are shorter and do less well at school. Peter...

14 July 2015

Researchers at Imperial College have tracked down a new gene involved in severe obesity and type 2 diabetes. Alex...

07 July 2015

How much damage can an explosion cause and how can we measure it?

07 July 2015

A study on young mice suggests that antibiotic use might be making children more likely to become obese.

26 June 2015

Can you predict your newborn's personality traits by looking into their eyes? Research suggests yes...

09 June 2015

Blood is in high demand. Wouldn't it be great if we could grow blood to order?

09 June 2015

A new technique to convert any blood group into a form compatible with all other blood groups is being developed by...

09 June 2015

When we donate blood, what are we actually giving away and how?

09 June 2015

Before we started transfusion, we had rather a different approach to blood based treatment...