Science Questions

Our science questions have all been asked by visitors to Centre of the Cell.

Read on to dig a little deeper into the science of cells, human bodies, and staying healthy, and find answers to some of our favourite questions.

Are there any organs we could survive without?

How do plant cells speak with each other?

The Silent Killer: how does second hand smoke affect children’s wellbeing?

Can you come back to life after being frozen?

Does it take 7 years to digest chewing gum?

Do my ears keep growing forever?

How and why do some creatures glow in the dark?

How many tastes can we taste?

Is there such thing as dessert tummy?

Is vaping better than smoking?

How is diabetes mellitus treated using drugs?

The surprising link between memes and genes

Do we only use 10% of our brain?

Insulin resistance, what is it and why does it happen?

What is antibiotic resistance and what can we do to prevent it?

If I have autism, is my brain a different structure?

What are the effects of the UK heatwaves?

What happens when someone has a stroke?

Do humans have blue blood?

Is there anything smaller than DNA?

Which animal has the most teeth?

What do I inherit from my parents?

What are cancer genes?

Does every cell in our body contain DNA?

My pancreas is digesting itself, what can doctors do?

What causes Alzheimer’s disease?

Why am I terrified of my pancreas?

Do humans have the biggest brain?

Me and My Microbiome

Optical illusions explained

Pumpkins and people

What is the difference between red and yellow bone marrow?

How do we get used to the dark?

How can technology be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease?

Can brain cells regenerate?

A Day in the Life of a Virus

How can laptops fold proteins?

Are antivirals smarter than viruses?

Can cells live forever?

What is a cell?

How many senses do we have?

Serendipity in science

How do COVID-19 tests work?

How do broken bones heal?

Can you make your brain explode?

Can Halloween cure your hiccups?

Are vampires real?

Can my eyes change colour?

Heart valve disease: is it dangerous?

What are the ethical considerations for CRISPR and gene editing technology?

What is gene editing and CRISPR technology?

What does it mean when someone is colour blind?

Can you taste colours?

What do blind people dream about?

What do you hear through a stethoscope?

Will eating carrots give me night vision?

How does a brain tumour affect someone?

Should we floss before or after brushing our teeth?

How does the liver work?

How do cells wrap presents?

Are bulls enraged by the colour red?

Why does chicken pox get more dangerous as you get older?

Can you catch cancer?

How do vaccines work?

How does herd immunity benefit us?

Does it matter what order baby teeth fall out?

What is the difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest?

Why do clams make pearls?

How do plants tell the time?

Do mitochondria need energy to make energy?

What do head lice and mosquitoes have in common?

Why do some people hate Brussels sprouts?

How do animals prepare themselves for the cold?

Can you catch salmonella from snakes?