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Caroline Casey

Caroline Casey is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is currently studying for a PhD in Neuroscience at University College London's Institute of Neurology, with funding from the Wellcome Trust. Her research, conducted under the supervision of Professor Sarah Tabrizi, aims to recapitulate the corticostriatal brain pathway using various types of neurons. Her previous research focused on neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, specifically Alzheimer's disease and stroke. She originally obtained a degree in Neuroscience from the University of Manchester, with a year's industrial experience during which she worked at the Mayo Clinic in Florida.


BioNews Review articles written by Caroline Casey:

Video Review: The God Cells – A Fetal Stem Cell Journey

20 March 2017 - by Caroline Casey

The story of fetal-derived stem cells is explored in this documentary, from the ethics of how they're sourced and the clinical benefits some say they offer, to the barriers to licencing and their wider use... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Caroline Casey:

Stem cells restore neurons in monkey model of Parkinson's disease

04 September 2017 - by Caroline Casey

Neurons derived from human stem cells have successfully been used to treat and relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease in a primate animal model... [Read More]

Alzheimer's disease linked to two new genes, and immune response

24 July 2017 - by Caroline Casey

Two new genes which alter the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease have been identified... [Read More]

'Night owl' gene identified

10 April 2017 - by Caroline Casey

Researchers in the US have identified a gene mutation that causes a person's internal body clock to run slowly, leading to delayed sleep and difficulty in waking early... [Read More]

Female reproductive cycle recreated on chip

03 April 2017 - by Caroline Casey

Researchers in the US have replicated the female reproductive tract using a 3D model that mimics the natural menstrual cycle... [Read More]

Two-thirds of cancers caused by random mutations

27 March 2017 - by Caroline Casey

A new study has found that up to 66 percent of cancer-causing mutations can be attributed to random mistakes made during DNA replication... [Read More]

Stem cells offer potential treatment for hearing loss

27 February 2017 - by Caroline Casey

Scientists have developed a way of growing thousands of human hair cells – sensors in the inner ear that detect sound – from stem cells... [Read More]

Gene for 'fullness' identified

20 February 2017 - by Caroline Casey

Researchers have identified a gene in roundworms that is involved in the feeling of fullness and the need to sleep after a meal... [Read More]

Genetic study identifies new type of muscular dystrophy

13 February 2017 - by Caroline Casey

Scientists have identified a unique form of congenital muscular dystrophy, characterised by short stature, intellectual disabilities and cataracts... [Read More]

Gene therapy improves hearing in deaf mice

06 February 2017 - by Caroline Casey

A novel gene therapy technique has partially restored hearing and balance in deaf mice... [Read More]



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