Interviews about Medicine

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

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

We go through the process of a real post mortem - working with pathologist Alison Cluroe, we find out what has to be...

09 November 2008

In place of this week's Kitchen Science experiment, Ben attended a National Pathology Week event run by the Royal...

09 November 2008

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

26 October 2008

Time to get your dancing shoes on! It seems that the way you dance could say something about your genetic fitness – in...

26 October 2008

the beer goggles, or stella-vision, is a well known phenomenon where a few alcoholic drinks makes other people seem...

26 October 2008

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a debilitating condition where people who have been through nightmarish...

12 October 2008

Could the credit crunch be due to traders' hormone levels? Meera speaks to John Coates to find out...

05 October 2008

Immunotherapy, using the body's own immune cells to attack a tumour, could provide an alternative to radiotherapy...

05 October 2008

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women under 25 and 70% of cases are caused by a family of viruses...

05 October 2008

A new initiative funding research into cancer imaging could find new ways to spot cancer early, and better ways to...

05 October 2008

This weekend saw the National Cancer Research Institute conference in Birmingham, and our very own Kat Arney went along...

28 September 2008

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

28 September 2008

You may be surprised to hear that some very simple lifestyle changes can extend your life by 14 years! We find out how...

28 September 2008

DNA damage leads to many of the diseases we associate with ageing, so if we could stop DNA from being damaged, or...

28 September 2008

We know that antibodies must pass from breastmilk to baby's blood, but only now have scientists watched one in the...

28 September 2008

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

21 September 2008

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