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Greg Ball

Greg Ball

Greg Ball is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. He is currently studying for a PhD at University College London (UCL)'s Ear Institute, where his research - which is funded by Action on Hearing Loss - focuses on the cell biology underlying deafness and hearing loss. Previously, he studied Biochemistry at the University of Oxford, and went on to work at the Medical Research Council's Mammalian Genetics Unit.


BioNews Review articles written by Greg Ball:

Film Review: The Bourne Legacy

10 September 2012 - by Greg Ball

The Bourne Legacy sees a return of the Bourne franchise, only this time without its eponymous hero, but rather a whole new breed of biologically enhanced undercover CIA agents... [Read More]

Comic Review: Hope beyond Hype - A Story of Stem Cells from Discovery to Therapy

11 June 2012 - by Greg Ball

Stem cell research isn't a topic you'd expect to see in a comic book, particularly when the aim is to give a realistic insight into the subject, avoiding hype and sensationalism. But that's exactly what 'Hope Beyond Hype', a graphic novel telling the story of stem cell research from discovery to therapy, intends to do... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Greg Ball:

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Public apology from stem cell scientist accused of misconduct

14 April 2014 - by Greg Ball

Dr Haruko Obokata, the lead author of two controversial stem cell papers that reported discovery of so-called STAP cells, has apologised for errors in her work... [Read More]

Investigation finds misconduct in acid bath stem cell research

07 April 2014 - by Greg Ball

An investigation has found that the lead author of the widely reported 'breakthrough' stem cell papers is guilty of misconduct... [Read More]

Researchers move closer to growing human ear from stem cells

10 March 2014 - by Greg Ball

Researchers have developed a technique to grow cartilage structures from the stem cells found in human fat tissue. They hope that this will pave the way for ears and noses to be grown in the laboratory and used in transplants... [Read More]

Lung cells grown from stem cells for first time

09 December 2013 - by Greg Ball

Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) have been transformed into lung and airway cells for the first time... [Read More]

Self-renewing stem cells could be 'infinite source' of liver and pancreas cells

14 October 2013 - by Greg Ball

Large-scale production of liver and pancreas cells is becoming a possibility, as scientists have developed a cell culture method allowing stem cells to grow in the laboratory... [Read More]

Lab-made retina cells functional in mice

29 July 2013 - by Greg Ball

Light-sensitive cells found in the retina have been grown from mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and successfully transplanted into the eyes of visually impaired mice, restoring some vision... [Read More]

Ageing genes may affect cancer and heart risk

08 April 2013 - by Greg Ball

Genes that influence the so-called 'biological age' of cells may also influence susceptibility to many age-related diseases... [Read More]

Stem cells in space

04 March 2013 - by Greg Ball

Mouse embryonic stem cells are being transported to the International Space Station (ISS) to investigate the impact of long-term space flight on human health.... [Read More]

Immune cells to target cancer created from stem cells

07 January 2013 - by Greg Ball

Immune cells that can recognise and kill cancer cells have been grown from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)... [Read More]

Stem cells created from human blood sample

03 December 2012 - by Greg Ball

Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells have been created from a routine blood sample by researchers at the University of Cambridge in the UK, marking an improvement over existing experimental methods that require more invasive tissue biopsies.... [Read More]

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