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Dr Julia Hill

Dr Julia Hill is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Alzheimer's Research UK UCL Drug Discovery Institute, where she is working on developing new medicines to treat Alzheimer's. Previously, she completed a PhD in Mitochondrial Biology at University College London's Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology. Her research, conducted in the laboratories of Professor Michael Duchen and Dr Gyorgy Szabadkai, focuses on mitochondrial calcium transport in the central nervous system, and potential therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative disease. Previously, she studied Biochemistry at the University of Bath, incorporating a professional placement year at the world's largest neurological disease treatment and research institution – the Barrow Neurological Institute.

 


BioNews Review articles written by Dr Julia Hill:

Radio Review: The Donor Detectives

11 January 2016 - by Dr Julia Hill

The Donor Detectives is an ABC radio documentary about donor-conceived people who have turned to alternative methods in an attempt to identify their biological fathers.... [Read More]

Film Review: The Lion's Mouth Opens

13 July 2015 - by Dr Julia Hill

Julia Hill reviews 'The Lion's Mouth Opens', a moving portrait of Huntington's Disease... [Read More]


BioNews News articles written by Dr Julia Hill:

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Gene variants for accelerated brain ageing discovered

20 March 2017 - by Dr Julia Hill

Two common variants of TMEM106B and progranulin (GRN) genes have been discovered to accelerate normal brain ageing... [Read More]

Expert panel approve cautious use of mitochondrial donation in the UK

05 December 2016 - by Dr Julia Hill

Scientists advising the HFEA have recommended that the technique of mitochondrial replacement therapy be approved for clinical use in the UK... [Read More]

World's first mitochondrial donation baby born

03 October 2016 - by Dr Julia Hill

In a world first, the birth of a baby boy who was conceived using mitochondrial donation has been reported... [Read More]

Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA mismatch may impact ageing

11 July 2016 - by Dr Julia Hill

The interaction between mitochondrial and nuclear DNA may have implications for health, metabolism and ageing, according to a new study... [Read More]

Mitochondrial mutations could hamper stem cell therapies

25 April 2016 - by Dr Julia Hill

A study has found that stem cells from older people accumulate high numbers of mitochondrial DNA mutations, which could limit their therapeutic value... [Read More]

Scientists create stem cells with half a genome

21 March 2016 - by Dr Julia Hill

Scientists have created human stem cells with 23 chromosomes instead of 46, the normal number in a complete genome contained in almost all cells... [Read More]

Scientists create monkey with 'autism gene'

01 February 2016 - by Dr Julia Hill

A Chinese laboratory has created genetically modified monkeys that show symptoms of autism... [Read More]

Divorced couple's embryos must be destroyed, US judge rules

23 November 2015 - by Dr Julia Hill

A San Francisco judge has ruled that the frozen embryos of a divorced couple should be destroyed, despite the protests of the ex-wife... [Read More]

Genome analysis shows Ebola can be sexually transmitted

19 October 2015 - by Dr Julia Hill

Traces of Ebola virus RNA have been found in the semen of survivors up to nine months after infection, genome analysis has revealed... [Read More]

Lasker prize awarded for DNA and cancer discoveries

14 September 2015 - by Dr Julia Hill

The 2015 Lasker Awards are being given to three scientists who made ground-breaking discoveries in cancer and genetics, and to the organisation Doctors without Borders for its work on the Ebola crisis.... [Read More]

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