Answers to Science Questions

20 February 2005

My dad died from cancer. What are the chances that I or my brothers will get cancer? Are there genes for cancer?

20 February 2005

My grandfather, father, aunt, all my siblings and I have had cancer. Are we an example of cancer being hereditary? The...

20 February 2005

I just wanted to pick up on the point you mentioned about inflammatory disease. I have rheumatoid arthritis and have...

13 February 2005

I lost my sense of smell. Can I get it back again?

13 February 2005

Do gay men respond to pheromones from other men, as men do from women and women from men?

13 February 2005

If smell is so important, how do we smell each other through deodorants and perfume?

13 February 2005

I'm sure that when I was younger, personal hygiene wasn't such a big thing, especially shaving body hair.

13 February 2005

When a woman gets pregnant, why do some men suffer false pregnancies?

06 February 2005

What's the possibility of getting some repair in the case of damage caused by glaucoma?

06 February 2005

Do we have stem cells when we're adults? How long do they last? Can't specialised cells divide?

06 February 2005

Can stem cells be used to cure vitiligo?

06 February 2005

I'm a diabetic. What do you think is the realistic timescale to cure diabetes?

06 February 2005

What are the plant cell walls made from?

06 February 2005

What is is success rate for stem cell therapy after heart attacks?

30 January 2005

I stopped taking antidepressants a while ago. After two weeks I couldn't sleep all night and then wouldn't be...

30 January 2005

Is it possible that life on Mars managed to hitch a ride on a meteorite and started life on Earth?

30 January 2005

If a meteorite hit the earth, could life be blown onto other planets?

30 January 2005

Do you think it's possible that future man could have conquered time travel and be coming back to look at us?

30 January 2005

Could bomb testing make the world fall apart or cause tsunamis?

30 January 2005

If there are parallel universes, do you think Elvis might still be alive and making hits in another?

23 January 2005

Can you still get brain damage even if your mobile phone is switched off?

23 January 2005

Are probiotics worth taking?

23 January 2005

I tried probiotics for two weeks and now I've got the trots - what's happening?!

23 January 2005

I suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). If I eat probiotics, it seems to prevent the gurgling symptoms. I read...