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Lone Hørlyck

Lone Hørlyck 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 Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London (UCL)'s Institute of Neurology and Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. Her research is conducted in the Space and Memory Laboratory led by Professor Neil Burgess, and is funded by a Grand Challenge Studentship. This research focuses on how negative emotion affects the encoding of new memories in the brain, specifically a brain region called the hippocampus. Lone is also studying to be a psychologist at the University of Copenhagen. Previously she studied psychology, neuroscience and molecular medicine at Aarhus University and at the University of Nottingham, and went on to obtain an MSc in Clinical Neuroscience from UCL.


BioNews Review articles written by Lone Hørlyck:

Event Review: Timeless pop-up shop

14 March 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck

At a first glance, Timeless looked like a perfumery or a beauty clinic, the walls covered with carefully placed bottles and boxes in pastel colours. But nothing in the shop was actually for sale. Rather, this was a pop-up egg-freezing 'shop'... [Read More]

TV Review: Jodie Marsh is Making Babies

07 December 2015 - by Lone Hørlyck

This documentary shows that assisted reproduction is a huge and real business. Unfortunately, it does so without asking the necessary critical and ethical questions that would make it genuinely worth watching... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Lone Hørlyck:


Gene may accelerate memory loss in Alzheimer's disease

08 May 2017 - by Lone Hørlyck

A gene mutation may speed up memory loss and general cognitive decline in people who are at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease... [Read More]

Red-hair gene link to Parkinson's

13 March 2017 - by Lone Hørlyck

A gene variant resulting in red hair and fair skin, already known to increase the risk of melanoma, may also predispose carriers to the development of Parkinson's disease, a recent study conducted in mice has found... [Read More]

First pregnant man in UK through sperm donation

16 January 2017 - by Lone Hørlyck

A 20-year-old man, who was originally born female, is the first in the UK to become pregnant through sperm donation after the NHS refused to pay for egg freezing... [Read More]

Early-onset Parkinson's gene identified

05 December 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck

Researchers have identified a gene linked to early-onset Parkinson's disease... [Read More]

Liquorice could lower female fertility

14 November 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck

A compound found in liquorice can have adverse effects on follicle growth and sex hormone production in mouse ovaries... [Read More]

Age does not increase risk of IVF or ICSI birth defects

24 October 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck

Bearing a child at a higher age does not increase risk of birth defects when the woman has received IVF or ICSI treatment to become pregnant, a recent study suggests... [Read More]

Funding for IVF in England 'bleak'

26 September 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck

Thirteen Clinical Commissioning Groups are considering making cuts to IVF funding, potentially removing the procedure on the NHS in some areas... [Read More]

Alcoholism linked to impulse-control enzyme in brain

05 September 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck

A recent study has identified lower levels of an enzyme related to impulse control in the brain during alcohol dependence... [Read More]

Australian IVF experts propose allowing gender selection

01 August 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck

Australian IVF clinics are calling for parents to be permitted to choose the sex of their third child if they already have two children of the same gender... [Read More]

Smoking damages sperm through inflammation

04 July 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck

A study of smokers has found smoking damages their sperm, including their DNA and mitochondria, by triggering inflammatory processes in their semen... [Read More]




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