Stories focus on everyday matters affecting our bodies, such as pills, carbs and viruses, then lead on to some of the biological concepts that underlie them – like enzymes, nerves and DNA.
What it is and how it works (or fails to)
The brain science of sleep, dreams and emotion
The story of ‘malaise’: runny nose, fatigue, aches and pains
Chromosomes, genes and the taxonomic hierarchy
The genetics of inheritance
The immune system and how vaccines stimulate it
What goes on inside our human cells?
How scientists go about developing new drugs and vaccines
How genes provide the code for making proteins
How epidemics grow and people respond
The basic science of the Covid-10 pandemic
Investigating the substances behind the surge in diabetes 2
What are antibodies and how does vaccination bring them on?
Familiar to dieters, brewers and cheesemakers, but what are they?
How the brain influences the way we learn and behave
The role the vital serotonin molecule plays in our nervous system
The shape and nature of drug molecules dictate where they act