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King's College London - Health: More than a medical matter

Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

Kimberley Bryon-Dodd 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 at University College London, under the auspices of the Graduate Programme of the Medical Research Council's Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology. She is a member of the Research Group of Dr Stephen Nurrish, where her research focuses on neuronal communication in the nematode worm, Caenorhabditis elegans. She is also an Ambassador for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network, and she has appeared on the BBC1 TV programme Bang Goes the Theory. Previously, she studied Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at the University of Oxford. She tweets as @kimberleybryon


BioNews Review articles written by Kimberley Bryon-Dodd:

Book Review: Humanity 2.0 - What It Means to be Human Past, Present and Future

23 January 2012 - by Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

What does it mean to be human in an increasingly technology-driven world? This is the question that Steve Fuller, a philosopher turned sociology professor, discusses in his latest book Humanity 2.0... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Kimberley Bryon-Dodd:

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Men who smoked before teens may father fatter sons

07 April 2014 - by Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

Smoking before puberty may lead to men fathering fatter sons, suggesting that lifestyle factors can have adverse impacts on the next generation, a study has found... [Read More]

Gene therapy promising in Parkinson's patients

10 January 2014 - by Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

Patients in a clinical trial to treat Parkinson's disease with a form of gene therapy have showed signs of significant improvements in their motor-function, according to a report published in the Lancet... [Read More]

Every step of IVF affected by woman's age

16 December 2013 - by Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

The first study to break down IVF failure rates for each treatment stage across different age groups has found that after the age of 37 the chance of a woman becoming pregnant through IVF rapidly declines... [Read More]

DNA test for viral infections 'highly accurate'

23 September 2013 - by Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

Researchers in the USA have developed a blood test that relies on genetic information from patients' immune systems to distinguish between viral and bacterial infections... [Read More]

Gene test to tell viral from bacterial infections

22 July 2013 - by Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

A test which looks at how active different genes are could help doctors determine whether a patient has a viral or bacterial infection... [Read More]

Sperm swimming patterns revealed by new imaging technology

24 September 2012 - by Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

Scientists have carried out the first large scale, high-resolution recording of human sperm using a new 3D imaging technique... [Read More]

Petition to grant embryos 'personhood' fails in Colorado

03 September 2012 - by Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

A proposal to extend the definition of human life to 'all human beings at any stage of development' has failed to gain enough support to be put to a public vote in Colorado, USA... [Read More]

Genome study reveals potential drug targets for colon cancer

23 July 2012 - by Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

The genetic mutations underlying colon and rectal cancer are so similar that these cancers should be classified as one disease, a study suggests. Researchers analysed over 200 tumour samples and also identified genes that could serve as targets for future drug treatments... [Read More]

Genetic test could identify breast cancer risk

08 May 2012 - by Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

A link between modifications to a white blood cell gene and an increased risk of breast cancer could be the basis for a simple blood test to identify women most at risk of developing the disease... [Read More]

Gene therapy shows early success in Parkinson's trial

16 April 2012 - by Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

A woman with Parkinson's disease is reportedly able to write again for the first time in 15 years after receiving pioneering gene therapy at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. Mrs Shelia Roy took part in an early stage clinical trial of ProSavin - a treatment developed by biopharmaceutical company, Oxford BioMedica.... [Read More]

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