Disease

13 April 2017

How much can your DNA tell you about your future health, and is this information a blessing or a curse?

14 March 2017

Scientists have completed a trial for the ebola vaccine on captive chimps, but could this be the last one?

28 February 2017

High levels of alcohol could come back to bite you, even if you cut down.

21 February 2017

With PrEP drugs unavailable from National health services for many, some are taking matters into their own hands.

21 February 2017

What is HIV, how do you catch the infection, and what could be behind the recent reduction in cases?

31 January 2017

What other uses could there be for optogenetics?

31 January 2017

Could optogenetics be used to treat human brain conditions?

31 January 2017

A pancreas transplant between a mouse and rat has reversed the symptoms of diabetes.

24 January 2017

This is a mental illness often associated with teenage girls but new research suggests otherwise.

16 January 2017

Gene editing is being used to tackle an inherited immune disorder that leaves people with serious infections.

29 December 2016

Will the alcohol kill off any Salmonella in my eggnog?

15 December 2016

A new approach helps researchers to assess data from many small-scale studies before designing clinical trials.

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12 December 2016

And finally it’s time for our Gene of the Month, which is the gene - or rather the gene fault - responsible for...

05 December 2016

... and it could mean quicker diagnosis and better drug delivery.

05 December 2016

We hear how this will save Shona Cobb, who has condition that affects her heart, known as Marfan syndrome.

05 December 2016

We swabbed our desks to see what's growing there and the results were pretty disgusting...

05 December 2016

You can burst it, pop it, neuter it, starve it or just break it...

05 December 2016

The many clever mechanisms that bacteria do to stop antibiotics killing them...

05 December 2016

Instead of using antibitiocs, could we give bacteria a virus? Would that overcome the resistance problem?

05 December 2016

We've only had anitbiotics for 100 years; we survived up until then, so surely we can do so again?

05 December 2016

Your prescription to help stop antibiotic resistance...

14 November 2016

Elephants have extra copies of a gene that protects against cancer...

14 November 2016

The parasites that cause African sleeping sickness can hide in the skin of healthy people...

24 October 2016

Leukaemia can become resistant to chemo but scientists have been watching cells in real time to work out how they...