Medicine

12 June 2011

We're familiar with the idea of friendly bacteria, and foods, drinks and supplements that promote healthy gut...

09 May 2011

A new study sheds more light on how the brain responds to its first ever whiff of nicotine. By looking at activity in...

24 April 2011

New insights into protein shape may provide novel treatments for serious diseases of the circulatory system, including...

19 April 2011

An important group of diseases are those that occur when a person inherits a defective form of an essential gene....

19 April 2011

Tim Cox explains how Gene therapy may help in the treatment of in-born errors of metabolism where part of a biochemical...

10 April 2011

In a landmark breakthrough this week, Japanese scientists have used stem cells to grow a new retina in a dish, which...

23 January 2011

Meera and Dave explore how PET and MRI scanners can combine to give a better look at what's going on inside us....

09 January 2011

For thousands of years, people have been studying and documenting human anatomy. In these days, we do it to turn out...

12 December 2010

Alzheimer's disease is a common cause of cognitive decline among elderly people. An estimated one in every five...

31 October 2010

Dr Suzy Lishman joined us this week to introduce National Pathology Week 2010, and to answer your questions on...

10 October 2010

This week, researchers have made another interesting finding in regard to what actually happens when a person puts on a...

26 September 2010

Historically, scientists thought that the most severe form of malaria, known as falciparum malaria, first spread into...

19 September 2010

If the joints in your hands and feet are stiff and for an hour or more in the mornings, you may be suffering from...

05 September 2010

The man who won the Nobel Prize for discovering the bacterium that is responsible for stomach ulcers actually munched...

08 August 2010

Fergal Grace explains how a well timed and well controlled diet can provide the energy for endurance...

08 August 2010

Cyclists on the Tour de France cover between 150 and 200 kilometres every day, for three weeks, with only two rest days...

08 August 2010

As well as mending broken bikes, the cyclists may need broken bones mended, which is when team medic, Shannon Sovndal,...

25 July 2010

A vaginal gel which contains the anti-AIDS drug called tenofovir has been found to reduce transmission rates of HIV...

27 June 2010

Also in the news this week, researchers at Yale University in America have come one step closer to building a...

30 May 2010

Researchers in Seattle have found that the spiral shape of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori is key to its ability to...

23 May 2010

Cervical screening helps to catch cancers before they become a problem, but what actually happens to a sample after it’...

23 May 2010

Human Papillomavirus or HPV is the main cause of the majority of cases of cervical cancer. Professor Margaret Stanley...

02 May 2010

The Lancet has published a study into the benefits of looking at your genome to help personalise your medicine. Dr....

11 April 2010

Researchers in California have shown how a new drug, called iRGD, can help to fight tumours by boosting levels of...