Cafe Scientifique

27 February 2014

The naked mole rat. What is this unusual creature, and why is it immune to cancer?

26 June 2013

Clinical Neuropsychologist Barbara Sahakian explains why some people find it difficult to make the right decisions...

12 March 2013

Cambridge chemist and biotechnologist Shankar Balasubramanian discusses DNA sequencing and its implications for health...

07 January 2013

How can we protect neurons from degradation? Dr Michael Coleman studies the mechanisms that cause nerve cells to break...

05 January 2013

How can we protect neurons from degradation? Dr Michael Coleman studies the mechanisms that cause nerve cells to break...

28 May 2012

Professor John Duncan explores human intelligence and the neurons and circuits in the brain that enable us to have the...

08 May 2012

This month, Professor John Duncan explores human intelligence and the neurons and circuits in the brain that enable us...

09 April 2012

Professor Peter McNaughton takes you through the science of pain - what it is, how it's caused and how scientists...

27 February 2012

Dr. Hannah Critchlow opens up the mind to reveal the neurons controlling the inner workings of our brain and our...

21 February 2012

This Month, Dr Hannah Critchlow opens up the mind to reveal the neurons controlling the inner workings of our brain and...

10 January 2012

This month, Dr Lora Heisler discusses the brain mechanisms controlling our appetite and subsequent body weight. She...

09 January 2012

Dr Lora Heisler takes us through the mechanisms controlling our hunger and appetite in the brain and how this could be...

22 November 2011

Professor Tony Holland provides a window into the biology of behaviour and how genetic syndromes are helping open this...

22 November 2011

Professor Tony Holland explores the genetic basis of Prada-Willi syndrome and how further insight into this disorder...

11 October 2011

This month, Linda Sharples from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) expalins how new drugs...

11 October 2011

Dr. Linda Sharples gives an insight into the workings of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (...

17 August 2011

This month, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen explores human empathy and explains what empathy is, how it differs amongst the...

14 June 2011

Professor Jenny Morton provides new insight into the cognitive abilities of the supposedly dim-witted sheep and...

14 June 2011

This month we hear investigating the cognitive abilities of sheep can enable a better insight into the development and...

17 May 2011

This month, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen explores human empathy and explains what empathy is, how it differs amongst the...

24 February 2011

Carolin Crawford explores our place in the Cosmos...

17 February 2011

For this month's Cafe, Graham Fraser discusses the prevalence and causes of Alzheimers disease as well is his...

17 February 2011

Graham Fraser from the Medical Research Council explains the potential causes of alzheimers disease and how his team...