In BBC Inside Science, Alice Roberts, colleagues and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
On this week's episode:
- Bacteriophages: Viruses that infect the bacteria that infect us. With the rise of antibiotic resistance they are a potential weapon against infection.
- Show your instrument: Claire Turner from the OU shows us the instrument that can sense when a heart transplant patient is rejecting their new organ, purely through monitoring their breath. Read her article on sniffing out disease.
- Bee electric: Bristol researchers have discovered that it is more than scent and colour that draws a bee to a flower – there is also an electric field.
- DNA barcoding: Introduction to a global effort to classify the entire world’s species according to their DNA.
Listen to Inside Science
Tune in to BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 26 December at 16:30 to listen to this week's programme. More information and a link to listen again later will be available from the BBC's Inside Science pages.