Interviews about Medicine

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

21 September 2008

Some bacteria sense an immune response, and then become hyper-virulent. This means that treatment with antibiotics...

21 September 2008

The bacterium MRSA has been the big villain of hospital acquired infections – it’s resistant to common antibacterial...

21 September 2008

Clostridium difficile bacteria account for many cases of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, and currently causes 7000...

14 September 2008

In some cases, the human heart can be 'pre-conditioned', and as such can withstand the damage of a heart...

31 August 2008

Trawl fishing involved hauling a net behind a boat, and is extremely good for catching large numbers of fish. However...

17 August 2008

Age-related Macular Degeneration, or AMD, remains the most common cause of blindness in the UK, with little hope for...

17 August 2008

What is imagination, and what's it for? We find out how imagination lets us learn from mistakes we've never...

17 August 2008

People have long suspected that drinking alcohol makes people seem more attractive, but now, scientists at Bristol...

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

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...

13 July 2008

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

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

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

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...

11 May 2008

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