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

Dr Nadeem Shaikh

Nadeem Shaikh

Dr Nadeem Shaikh is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. He obtained his PhD from University College London (UCL)'s Research Department of Structural and Molecular Biology, where his research - in the laboratory of Professor Ivan Gout - focused on links between cell signalling and metabolism. He previously studied Molecular Biology at UCL, and went on to work in research roles at St George's University of London's Cardiovascular Biology Research Centre and at the Medical Research Council's National Institute for Medical Research.

 


BioNews News articles written by Dr Nadeem Shaikh:

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Race to sequence genomes of 100 centenarians gets first entrant and delayed start date

30 July 2012 - by Dr Nadeem Shaikh

A US company has taken up the challenge to sequence 100 genomes in 30 days... [Read More]

Genetic flaw raises flu risk

02 April 2012 - by Dr Nadeem Shaikh

Differences in the severity of people's flu symptoms may be due to a genetic variant, according to scientists... [Read More]

Rat's vision restored with stem cell treatment

12 March 2012 - by Dr Nadeem Shaikh

A potential stem cell therapy for glaucoma – a degenerative eye condition that can lead to blindness – has yielded positive results in animal tests... [Read More]

Sperm donor told to halt production by US regulator

12 December 2011 - by Dr Nadeem Shaikh

A man in the United States is reportedly being investigated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after offering his sperm for donation. Trent Arsenault, a 36 year-old computer security expert from California, has set up a website offering his sperm without charge to anyone who wishes to use it to have a baby.... [Read More]

Genetic regions linked to schizophrenia by two Chinese studies

07 November 2011 - by Dr Nadeem Shaikh

Two Chinese genome wide association studies (GWAS) have identified genomic regions linked to the incidence of schizophrenia. The papers, published in Nature, are some of the first GWAS to look at Chinese as opposed to Western populations.... [Read More]

Stem cell research funding lawsuit returns as plaintiffs appeal

26 September 2011 - by Dr Nadeem Shaikh

Lawyers acting for two US scientists who sought to challenge the legality of a decision by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to allow research on new embryonic stem (ES) cell lines have filed a notice of appeal. They seek to reverse the decision made against them by a district judge in July... [Read More]

Chronic pain gene discovery may improve treatment

12 September 2011 - by Dr Nadeem Shaikh

A single gene may play a major role in how we perceive pain, UK scientists have discovered. Research published in the journal Science, by a team from the University of Cambridge, shows that the HCN2 gene may be a vital target for future pharmacological research into pain relief... [Read More]

World cup winning South African rugby player to receive stem cell therapy

30 August 2011 - by Dr Nadeem Shaikh

A South African rugby player is believed to be the first in his country to receive an experimental stem cell therapy to treat a serious neurological disease.... [Read More]

Molecular scalpel repairs defective muscular dystrophy DNA

01 August 2011 - by Dr Nadeem Shaikh

UK researchers have successfully trialled a new drug to help patients with a severe form of muscular dystrophy.... [Read More]

Gene therapy used to cure blindness in monkeys

27 June 2011 - by Dr Nadeem Shaikh

A group of US scientists has successfully used a virus to deliver genes into monkey retinas that could potentially restore damaged photoreceptor cells. The findings could lead to gene therapies being developed to treat blindness and other eye conditions in humans... [Read More]

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