Interviews with Scientists

Interviews about medicine, science, technology and engineering with scientists and researchers internationally...

19 October 2008

John Bailey joins us to explain the problem with Japanese knotweed, and how this alien species could be kept under...

19 October 2008

Electricity from fusion could be a great alternative to traditional coal-fired power stations, supplying cheaper,...

19 October 2008

The Joint European Torus, or JET, is the biggest fusion experiment in the world right now - but how does it keep fusion...

19 October 2008

So what's the next step towards making fusion power a reality? Steve Cowley explains the plans for the...

19 October 2008

How could lasers be used to achieve fusion? Kate Lancaster joins us to explain all...

12 October 2008

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

12 October 2008

Our very own Kat Arney treats us to a sneak preview of the new album, 'In the City of Dreadful Night',...

05 October 2008

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

05 October 2008

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

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...

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

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

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

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

21 September 2008

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

21 September 2008

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

21 September 2008

Whether or not bacteria stick around in your local hospital isn’t always down to local conditions or cleaning....

21 September 2008

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

15 September 2008

A new proposal for an absolutely massive solar power tower in Namibia forces the issue of electricity in Africa -...

14 September 2008

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

14 September 2008

This year's BA festival was held in Liverpool - the European City of Culture. Lord Robert Winston explains why a...

07 September 2008

The LHC may be the biggest particle accelerator in the world but how does it work? We spoke to Ben Allanach from the...