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Shaoni Bhattacharya
Science Editor

Shaoni Bhattacharya is Science Editor at BioNews and at the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET). Together with her fellow BioNews editors Martha Henriques and Jennifer Willows, she runs the BioNews writing scheme, which provides practical science writing training and experience for PhD students. She is an award-winning freelance journalist who writes for Nature, the Royal Society and the European Commission 's online science magazine Horizon. Previously, she was News Editor at New Scientist magazine.

Shaoni has written for a wide variety of other publications including the Mail on Sunday, Psychologies, the GP magazine Pulse, and the Daily Express. She also acts as a consultant for television, including for Love Productions, and she contributes to non-fiction books. She is coauthor of four pregnancy and parenting titles published by Dorling Kindersley including The Pregnant Body Book (buy this book from Amazon UK), which won a Medical Book Award from the British Medical Association in the 'Popular Medicine' category. Her interests include literature, the arts and nature, and she is fascinated by the crossover of art and science. She contributes to - and is an Associate Editor of - the website Arts and Humanities as Higher Education.


 


BioNews News articles written by Shaoni Bhattacharya:

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Blood test could warn of return of skin cancer

11 December 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

UK scientists say they are closer to developing an 'early warning system' for the return of cancer in patients using a simple blood test... [Read More]

Audit shows IVF postcode lottery in England has worsened

30 October 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

Access to IVF in England has worsened considerably over the last five years, according to data obtained by Fertility Fairness... [Read More]

'Fertility' prediction tests for women do not work

16 October 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

Tests which assess how many eggs a woman has in her ovaries do not accurately predict fertility, finds a new study... [Read More]

Human sperm maturation study may hold insights

09 October 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

Researchers hope that a study detailing the four stages of human sperm stem cell development may shed light on infertility and certain cancers... [Read More]

Risk of developing autism is mostly caused by genetics

02 October 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

Genetic factors may explain most of the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), suggests a new analysis... [Read More]

Male obesity linked to poorer sperm

25 September 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

Men with obesity are more likely to have a poorer quality and quantity of sperm than men of a healthier weight, suggests a new study... [Read More]

Australian court mulls woman's bid to use dead boyfriend's sperm

18 September 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

An Australian court is considering whether a woman can use her dead partner's sperm to have a baby... [Read More]

Australia's IVF price wars may lower costs further

29 August 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

Treatment costs for IVF may be coming down in Australia as a result of a price war between fertility clinics... [Read More]

Sperm from stem cells could help some types of male infertility

21 August 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

Cells from genetically infertile male mice have been turned into sperm, and used to produce healthy pups... [Read More]

Faster diagnosis hope for mitochondrial disease

14 August 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

A new approach to genetic analysis may lead to a faster way to diagnose mitochondrial disease... [Read More]

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