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

Dr Lux Fatimathas

Dr Lux Fatimathas

Dr Lux Fatimathas is Contributing Editor at BioNews and Communications Editor at BioMed Central, which publishes open access peer-reviewed journals spanning all areas of biology and medicine. She was previously Genetics Editor at BioNews and at the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET). She has also worked as a Science Engagement Project Manager at the Public Engagement, Media and Grants Facility of the Medical Research Council's Clinical Sciences Centre, and has written for the Faculty of 1,000, the New Science Journalism Project, the British Society for Cell Biology's Newsletter, and the journals General Physiology and Biophysics and Histology and Histopathology.

Previously, she worked at the National University of Singapore's Mechanobiology Institute, where she was Managing Editor of the educational resource MBInfo. She also worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, a research institute of the Government of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research, where her research involved using the zebrafish as a model for investigating skin development. She originally studied Neuroscience at University College London, and went on to obtain her PhD in Molecular Cell Biology at the Institute of Ophthalmology under the auspices of the Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology's Graduate Programme. She is coauthor of a chapter in Nanomedicine and Cancer (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA).


BioNews News articles written by Dr Lux Fatimathas:

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Fertility drugs may not increase breast cancer risk

07 April 2014 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas

Fertility drugs used to stimulate ovulation did not increase the chances of breast cancer for most women in a long-term study of around 10,000 women in the USA... [Read More]

Implantable 'gene circuit' helps obese mice slim down

02 December 2013 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas

An artificial 'gene circuit' implanted in obese mice promotes weight loss by reducing appetite, while having no effect when implanted in mice of normal weight... [Read More]

Mediterranean diet reduces stroke risk for diabetes gene carriers

19 August 2013 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas

Claims for the health benefits of the typically Mediterranean diet high in olive oil, fish, and complex carbohydrates are common, if hard to substantiate... [Read More]

£22 million life sciences prize launched by Facebook and Google founders

25 February 2013 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas

Eleven scientists have each won £2 million as part of a prize to recognise the achievements of biomedical researchers, launched by entrepreneurs including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sergey Brin... [Read More]

Women with a family history of breast cancer should take preventative drugs, says NICE

21 January 2013 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas

Women at high risk of developing breast cancer should be offered preventative drugs, suggests the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in updated guidelines... [Read More]

Epilepsy and migraine may be genetically linked

14 January 2013 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas

Scientists find those with epilepsy who have a strong family history of the disorder are also more likely to have migraines... [Read More]

Scratching the womb lining may increase IVF success

08 October 2012 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas

Scratching the womb lining may increase a woman's chances of successful IVF treatment, say UK scientists... [Read More]

Human brain atlas, revealing genetic activity in 3D, published online

24 September 2012 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas

The first detailed maps of genetic activity in the human brain have been published online by scientists... [Read More]

Scottish genetics institute receives £60 million funding boost

03 September 2012 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas

The Medical Research Council has awarded £60 million to the University of Edinburgh to advance research into human genetic diseases... [Read More]

Fetal genome sequenced using only a blood sample from the mother

09 July 2012 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas

US researchers have for the first time sequenced the genome of a fetus using only a blood sample from the mother. It is hoped this new form of non-invasive sampling could allow doctors to screen for a range of genetic diseases prenatally, with minimal risk to the fetus... [Read More]

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