Interviews about Medicine

Interviews about medicine, physiology, pathology, bacteria and viruses, pharmacology, food, hormones, neuroscience and psychology...

10 August 2008

It takes an astronomical effort to feed all of the Olympic athletes, so how do they manage? Madeleine Genner spoke to...

03 August 2008

Hallucinations and delusions resulting from schizophrenia are scientifically fascinating, but poorly understood and...

27 July 2008

An animatronic tongue created by scientists at the University of Sheffield could help us understand how speech is...

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.

13 July 2008

How are sport officials cracking down on athletes using the wide range of drugs available to boost their performance,...

13 July 2008

Another method often used by athletes to reach their peak performance is to use the best equipment or clothing on the...

13 July 2008

We’ve seen the news stories in previous Olympic tournaments where athletes have been caught using performance enhancing...

06 July 2008

What is jet-lag, and how can we reset the body clock to avoid it?

22 June 2008

Do you ever eat at your desk at work? It may worry you that your computer keyboard is a hotbed of bacteria, but even...

08 June 2008

Forensic scientists have announced a major breakthrough in crime detection which could lead to hundreds of cold cases...

18 May 2008

Good bacteria help us with our digestion, and maybe even help to prevent infection. They could also protect us from...

18 May 2008

We've heard about 'good bacteria' but what role do they really play in our intestines

18 May 2008

Campylobacter is the most likely cause of food poisoning in the UK, but how does it make us ill? And can flatulence...

18 May 2008

Your mouth is home to millions of bacteria - some of them cause bad breath, or could lead to infections elsewhere in...

11 May 2008

Are mosquitoes attracted to some people more than others? We find out by exposing ourselves to a box of biting mozzies...

11 May 2008

Why do mosquitoes find people so attractive? What can we learn from those that never seem to get bitten?

11 May 2008

How can we use a plants natural defence chemicals to ward off pests, such as insects and weeds?

11 May 2008

The link between plants, pathogens, diseases and remedies...

30 March 2008

If you had the choice between a guaranteed reward or taking a risk, what would you go for? Most people will choose the...

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...

30 March 2008

Could satellite images of the surface of the sea tell us when and where to expect deadly outbreaks of Cholera?

16 March 2008

As part of Science Saturday at the Science festival, we sent Meera Senthilingam off to roam around the hands-on...

25 February 2008

The human voice is a versatile tool, and changes dramatically throughout life. David Howard studies the voice...