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

Leo Perfect

Leo Perfect

Leo Perfect was previously a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme.

 


BioNews News articles written by Leo Perfect:


Sex, spines and human evolution

14 March 2011 - by Leo Perfect

Scientists from Stanford University, California, have compared human and chimpanzee genomes, revealing intriguing differences that may underlie the evolution of our species.... [Read More]

Keep trying for IVF success, new study suggests

07 March 2011 - by Leo Perfect

Researchers from the University of Western Australia have published a study suggesting IVF effectiveness could be improved by undergoing more cycles.... [Read More]

Harrow PCT reverses decision to suspend IVF

28 February 2011 - by Leo Perfect

Harrow Primary Care Trust (PCT) has reversed its decision to suspend IVF treatment and has adopted a unified policy across neighbouring PCTs in North West London to offer one full cycle of IVF to eligible patients.... [Read More]

Surrogate mother gives birth to grandchild

21 February 2011 - by Leo Perfect

A 61-year-old woman gave birth to her grandson in February because her daughter couldn't maintain a pregnancy. Kristine Casey, who may be the oldest woman to give birth to her grandson, volunteered to act as a surrogate after her daughter, Sara Connell, failed to bring two IVF pregnancies to term... [Read More]

University of California opens new stem cell centre

14 February 2011 - by Leo Perfect

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has opened a stem cell research facility paid for by private and state money approved by Californian voters. As no federal funds were used, researchers can avoid federal funding policy restrictions on human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research.... [Read More]

Study finds abnormalities in iPS Cells

07 February 2011 - by Leo Perfect

Adult human cells maintain a 'memory' when reprogrammed into a stem cell-like state, US scientists have found. The finding suggests the resulting induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are not yet a viable alternative to human embryonic stem (ES) cells for modelling or treating disease... [Read More]

Gene linked to the spread of cancer: Breakthrough or hype?

31 January 2011 - by Leo Perfect

Scientists from the University of East Anglia have discovered a gene that appears to play an important role in the spread of cancer... [Read More]

Australian couple fight for right to choose the sex of their child

24 January 2011 - by Leo Perfect

An Australian couple are going to court to fight for their right to choose the sex of their next child. They applied to use IVF with gender selection technology to guarantee a daughter, but an independent bioethics panel rejected their request... [Read More]


 

 

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