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Purvi Shah

Purvi Shah is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews.


BioNews News articles written by Purvi Shah:


Gut bacteria alter gene expression and potentially cut cancer risk

15 January 2018 - by Purvi Shah

New research has shown a connection between the potential role of gut bacteria having an active role in gene expression and in turn reducing the risk of cancer... [Read More]

New gene influencing caffeine consumption discovered

30 August 2016 - by Purvi Shah

Scientists have identified a gene variation that could influence the amount of caffeine a person consumes.... [Read More]

Complications for IVF babies declining, says Scandinavian study

26 January 2015 - by Purvi Shah

A study has shown a decline in the rates of stillbirths and premature deliveries of babies conceived via assisted reproductive technology in four Nordic countries.... [Read More]

Twelve healthy babies born following 'safer' IVF hormone treatment

28 July 2014 - by Purvi Shah

Twelve healthy babies have been born after trials of a hormone treatment called kisspeptin-54 that has been hailed as a safer way to mature women's eggs prior to IVF... [Read More]

Changes afoot in York, last place in UK not to fund IVF

09 June 2014 - by Purvi Shah

The Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group has agreed in principle to fund IVF treatment for couples in the area, although a formal decision on the matter will be made at a later date.... [Read More]

Stem cell scientist's appeal against misconduct verdict rejected

12 May 2014 - by Purvi Shah

Japan's RIKEN Center has announced that an appeal by stem-cell scientist, Dr Haruko Obokata, found guilty of research misconduct in relation to her claims of converting blood cells to stem cells using an 'acid bath', has been rejected... [Read More]

Paralympic cyclist's rare condition diagnosed with gene sequencing

17 June 2013 - by Purvi Shah

The genetic mutation behind a UK paracyclist's mystery condition has been identified by an international team of scientists... [Read More]

Crick Cambridge college commemoration

29 April 2013 - by Purvi Shah

A memorial to Francis Crick has been unveiled at his former college at the University of Cambridge to mark the 60th anniversary of the publication of the structure of DNA... [Read More]

Gene for epilepsy paves way for genetic testing

22 April 2013 - by Purvi Shah

Researchers in Australia have identified a genetic link to a common form of epilepsy, which could lead the way to genetic testing for this type of the condition.... [Read More]

We all carry hundreds of genetic mutations in our DNA

10 December 2012 - by Purvi Shah

An average person carries roughly 400 potentially damaging mutations in their DNA, say geneticists... [Read More]




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