Body

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...

09 June 2015

Is sitting down at work harming your health?

09 June 2015

How your health history could literally go viral, as researchers announce a test to uncover every virus that ever...

02 June 2015

Individuals who don't feel pain have led scientists to a pain-sensing gene, which may lead to new analgesic...

02 June 2015

Opinions on whether babies can feel pain have been divided but new research suggests they might be able to...

18 May 2015

Functional MRI suggests that infants and adults experience pain in very similar ways

10 May 2015

As we head towards the summer, we've got some news that might be useful if you're heading off on vacation...

04 May 2015

Millions of people live close to volcanoes, but what danger are they in, and are there any long term health effects...

27 April 2015

From the Apple Watch to contact lenses that can check up on you, find out about what's next for wearable...

27 April 2015

Your body clock uses colour to determine the time of day, which may even explain how colour vision evolved in the...

21 April 2015

After a quick sniff women were able to tell if sweat had come from a happy man or not...

17 April 2015

What can experiments on flies teach us about traumatic brain injuries?