Cartilage Damage is usual treated with surgery to form protective scars to line the bone. Ne trials are injecting stem cells harvested from the pelvis.
In the first clinical trial in the UK, Andrew Bramley-Hill is trying new stem cell treatment to repair the cartilage in his knee.
Dr Chris Toumazou has designed a wearable health monitor. Being trialled in hospital just now, but could revolutionise home care.
This hospital you can wear will monitor your vital signs around the clock in an unobtrusive and effective way.
Alexander Fleming is credited with the discovery of penicillin, but Norman Heatley is the unsung hero, biochemist who first developed the drug.
Heatley was part of a team of Oxford scientists looking for a way to treat bacterial infection.
Kudzu, an extract from a vine plant, is an ancient Chinese remedy that recent research has shown to help curb our alcohol intake.
A very unscientific trial sees a group of young people out on the town in the name of science.
The body produces melatonin in the brain as the daylight of the day fades, preparing us for sleep. Updet the daily pattern and you disrupt your sleep.
Rise with the sun, don’t nap in the afternoon and absolutely no alcohol or caffeine in the evening. Simple rules for a good night’s sleep.
Research into the role our gut bacteria play on our food digestion suggests a personalised diet could radically improve our health.
Dr Saleyha Ahsan and Leila try different food types to measure the activity of their individual gut bacteria profiles.
Running or jogging is a popular form of exercise for those of us with New Year fitness aspirations and resolutions.
Gabriel Weston consider the benefits and the possible hazards to running to up your fitness routine.
Professor Sanjay Sharma and Dr Alejandro Lucia debate the benefits of exercise against the risks of doing too much exercise.
Michael Mosley mediates the argument and reaches his own conclusion.
An experiment to identify factors that help maintain motivation to achieve goals in a social setting or environment.
Do we need reward to help us keep striving towards bettering ourselves or should individual success prove to be enough.
Sepsis is a, little-known, form of blood poisoning where the immune system can starve vital organs of oxygen causing potentially life-threatening failure.
Listening to the stories from sepsis survivors can help medics build a beeter picture of the all-important signs to look out for.