Hormones – Professor John Wass examines the well-known but little-understood chemicals that govern our bodies and shape who we are. From our weight and appetite to how we grow and reproduce, hormones are a crucial part of what makes us human, even affecting how we behave and feel.
They are also among the body’s most powerful medicines, which Professor Wass uses every day to help people’s lives. And they are crucial to cutting edge research, which is looking to tackle some of the biggest medical challenges facing society today.
But John’s story is the bizarre and intriguing tale of how this level of understanding was achieved. It’s a rollercoaster ride that touches on some of the best and worst of medical history – where breath-taking success butts up against astounding quackery.
Source: BBC press release