Interviews about Medicine

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

08 March 2009

Is sword swallowing an ancient art, or just a magic trick? Dan Meyer, president of the Sword Swallowers Federation...

01 March 2009

What happens in the brain when we hear laughter? Is there a neuronal basis to why we find the giggles so compelling...

22 February 2009

The bacterium Neisseria meningitidis, which is behind the most common form of meningitis, actually wears a disguise to...

15 February 2009

Why bother having sex at all? Many species merely clone themselves, ensuring that all of their DNA gets into the next...

15 February 2009

Hormones affect our behaviour, but how do they influence how women advertise their fertility? Dr Martie Haselton...

02 February 2009

Plants make it, bees collect it, and now Propolis could be protecting farmed fish from fungi. Meera spoke to Kelvin...

01 February 2009

How can nanotechnology tell us about antibiotic resistant bacteria? - With tiny diving boards, of course...

01 February 2009

Porous Nanospheres could deliver drugs to exactly where they're needed - but we must make sure that the body can...

18 January 2009

Are overweight parents more likely to have obese children? It could be that a mother's diet has lifelong...

18 January 2009

Obesity is a huge problem, but what makes us obese? Steve Bloom joins us from Imperial College London to explain why...

18 January 2009

Liposuction may be the easiest way to lose weight quickly, though it's an expensive option. But how does it...

11 January 2009

Next time you have a headache, don't take an aspirin - make your own! It seems that humans can manufacture their...

21 December 2008

Does champagne go straight to your head? What is it about the bubbles that makes you get more drunk, more quickly?...

14 December 2008

Predicting where in the world diseases are likely to emerge can help us prepare for them, and even try to prevent them...

14 December 2008

Earlier this year, a new and fatal strain of virus was discovered in South Africa after a patient was flown in from...

14 December 2008

Understanding the origins of HIV will not only help us to find ways to treat the disease itself, but can also help us...

07 December 2008

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

07 December 2008

Optical Lens Replacement surgery can be used to treat cataracts, which affect millions of people worldwide. We find...

07 December 2008

Firing lasers into your eyes sounds like a bad idea, but Laser Eye Surgery is a safe and effective option that could...

07 December 2008

Why do we blink? Dr Paul Murphy explains to Meera the importance of tears and blinking...

30 November 2008

The Population Institute were our kind hosts in LA, but who are they, and what do they do? I spoke to Bill Ryerson,...

30 November 2008

Do plants suffer from jetlag? We meet Steve Kay at UCSD, who invited us to his forest laboratory to explain how plants...

30 November 2008

Can your friends, their friends, and even their friends' friends, boost your chances of becoming obese? James...

09 November 2008

A recent Pathology success story - the drug CamPath, which is also known as alemtuzumab and was originally developed at...