Medicine

16 September 2016

If we know tau tangles and amyloid plaques are the cause of Alzheimer’s, why can’t we just blitz them?

16 September 2016

Early trials of aducanumab show the drug destroying amyloid but there are other drugs that have reached this stage and...

16 September 2016

Could we stop the clumping of plaques and tangles in the first place?

16 September 2016

Although all this research sounds promising, drug development takes time. So what can we do about it now?

13 September 2016

Remember the ice bucket challenge? What did the money we raised go to?

13 September 2016

What is that beating sound inside your head when you have a headache?

31 August 2016

A large scale study reveals how human height has changed in the last 100 years...

22 August 2016

The hidden secrets of the creative mind...

22 August 2016

Could a common technique to prevent premature birth actually cause it?

22 August 2016

Poor sleep habits, including shift work and jet lag, make you more prone to illness, and now we might know why.

15 August 2016

Hear one man's story of how addiction took hold of his life, and his path to recovery.

15 August 2016

How does heroin work its dangerous changes in the brain?

15 August 2016

How does marijuana cause its famous stoner effects?

15 August 2016

What makes a substance a drug, and why are only some illegal?

02 August 2016

Kat Arney is back with her mythconception and this week she’s been busy researching in the pub...

26 July 2016

New understanding of why fat builds up in arteries could hold the key to a cure.

18 July 2016

Most studies using mice to investigate pain are only using males, which could mean medication is not as effective for...

12 July 2016

Once developed, vaccines can be slow to produce. Now new research suggests a way that might help speed up the process.

27 June 2016

Is it true that swallowed gum stays in your stomach for seven years?

27 June 2016

Levels of unsafe abortions are rising, following public health warnings about Zika virus in Latin America.

17 June 2016

On the hunt to discover how the patient died, the pathologist turns to the brain...

17 June 2016

We've been conducting autopsies for hundreds of years but they weren't commonplace and often used as a...

17 June 2016

Dissection of the patient begins...

17 June 2016

The first step in a post-mortem is to examine the patient for clues as to the cause of death. What did the pathologist...