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Sujatha Jayakody

Sujatha Jayakody was previously a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is currently studying for a PhD at University College London's Institute of Child Health, where she previously completed an MRes in Biomedicine. Her current research, conducted in the laboratory of Dr Juan Pedro Martinez-Barbera, focuses on the genetic and developmental basis of pituitary gland development. Previously, she studied Biology at the University of Manchester, where she took a special interest in human anatomy in relation to disease.


BioNews News articles written by Sujatha Jayakody:

West Cheshire poised to suspend IVF funding

14 March 2011 - by Sujatha Jayakody

West Cheshire will decide this month whether to become the latest region to suspend NHS-funded IVF treatment. The West Cheshire Health Consortium, which is made up of 38 GP practices, claims it needs to cut IVF to deliver healthcare to its aging population... [Read More]

Couple try for 'saviour sibling' to help son with Diamond Blackfan anaemia

07 March 2011 - by Sujatha Jayakody

The parents of a seriously ill child plan to have a 'saviour sibling' whose umbilical cord cells could be used to treat the child's life threatening condition.... [Read More]

Genetic clue to yo-yo dieting

28 February 2011 - by Sujatha Jayakody

A protein has been linked to a woman's ability to maintain weight loss after dieting, a European study has revealed.... [Read More]

'Language learning genes' uncovered

21 February 2011 - by Sujatha Jayakody

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have identified a gene that may help explain how language develops in children... [Read More]

'Bone-fide' link to low sperm count?

21 February 2011 - by Sujatha Jayakody

A bone cell hormone can regulate male fertility hormone testosterone, a study on mice has found. Male mice engineered to produce little osteocalcin, a hormone released by bone cells called osteoblasts, had smaller litters and testes than unmodified mice... [Read More]

Couple have baby following new IVF technique

07 February 2011 - by Sujatha Jayakody

The first UK baby to have been conceived following a new IVF screening technique was born in December. Baby Elliott's parents tried to conceive for a decade before doctors offered them a combined genetic and embryo screening technique... [Read More]

Chinese boost to Human Variome Project

31 January 2011 - by Sujatha Jayakody

China committed US$300 million to the world's first database of all genetic variations linked to human disease this month... [Read More]

Scottish couple first to use new fertility screening service

24 January 2011 - by Sujatha Jayakody

A couple have become the first to have a child free from cystic fibrosis (CF) after a new NHS fertility screening service became available in Scotland... [Read More]



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