Medicine

08 June 2009

This Week in Science History saw, in 1958, the publication of a significant paper that began the use of ultrasound as a...

29 March 2009

Vivian Nutton explains how medical discoveries and investigations were conducted over 1,800 years ago in the Classical...

29 March 2009

Opthalmologist, Peter Watson, has taken a fresh look at portraits of Galileo which point to a swelling around his eye...

29 March 2009

Richard Barnett takes us on a tour of some of the places, characters and events of medical London.

07 December 2008

There are many, diverse causes of blindness, with Inherited Retinal Degeneration affecting one in 2000 people in the UK...

28 September 2008

Meera finds out how to keep your skin looking young and healthy...

20 July 2008

Dr Harren Jhoti founded Astex Therapeutics in 1999. We chatted to him to find out what happens in the process of...

20 July 2008

Melanie McCullagh from Biotica tells us how they are fighting diseases using chemicals found in bacteria.

30 March 2008

TB has been virtually eradicated from the UK and a whole generation have had hardly any contact from it so it’s easy...

27 January 2008

We’ve already heard about how flu actually causes disease, how it invades us, how it hijacks our cells and makes us...

27 January 2008

We find out about a revolutionary new way to diagnose our winter bugs in two hours rather than two weeks. It’s going to...

06 January 2008

It’s that time of the year when everyone is thinking, ‘how many inches extra, feet, pounds, stone have I gained over...

06 January 2008

How does addiction change the brain? Professor Julie Kauer has found that the changes involved in becoming addicted...

07 October 2007

As much as we enjoy the odd beer it’s always best to enjoy it in moderation because drinking alcohol does have its...

05 August 2007

We spoke to Gavin Laing, of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicne, about why snake venom is so potent, how we could...

05 August 2007

Chris talks to Dr Bruce Livett about using the venom of cone shells to cure pain.

22 July 2007

Richard Turner volunteered to have his body tested to extremes of endurance at Everest base camp, all in the name of...

01 July 2007

We sent Ben Valsler to visit the newly opened Wellcome Collection in London, a place where science and art go hand in...

17 June 2007

Azi Khatiri goes to a lab for a hair cut - to see if vegetarian hair is different to that of a carnivore, or if a rural...

20 May 2007

George Cotsarelis, of the University of Pennsylvania speaks to Chris about how he identified the genetic pathways...

13 May 2007

Dr Tim Wreghitt explains how noroviruses spread themselves through projectile vomit and use cruise ships as the perfect...

13 May 2007

Scott Manalis tells us about the technique he has developed for weighing tiny objects underwater, such as single cells...

01 April 2007

Anthony has been investigating injecting stem cells into the heart to help it recover.

25 March 2007

Bob and Chelsea hear about the music of the ocean, including scientists that listen to whale communication, and how the...