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Dr Tamara Hirsch

Dr Tamara Hirsch was previously a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is currently a medical writer at BioScience Communications. Previously, she obtained her PhD from Proximagen and the Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Group within King's College London's Institute of Pharmaceutical Science. Her research, conducted under the auspices of a studentship funded by the Medical Research Council as part of its Industrial Cooperative Awards in Science and Engineering programme, focused on treatment interventions for Parkinson's disease. In 2011, a project she developed with her fellow BioNews Volunteer Writer Mehmet Fidanboylu won the East of England regional round of the Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme, organised jointly by the University of Nottingham's Institute for Enterprise and Innovation and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council's Business and Innovation Unit. Previously, she studied Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Manchester.

 


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New type of stem cell may help grow organs

11 May 2015 - by Dr Tamara Hirsch

Scientists have identified a new type of stem cell that shows distinct advantages over those discovered to date, and which could potentially be used to grow human organs in animals such as pigs or cows... [Read More]

Stem cells partially reverse disability in small MS trial

26 January 2015 - by Dr Tamara Hirsch

An early clinical trial investigating a new form of stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis has demonstrated neurological improvement and enhanced quality of life for patients... [Read More]

Sleep turns on brain cell boosting genes

09 September 2013 - by Dr Tamara Hirsch

Genes involved in replenishing brain cells and their support materials are switched on during sleep, according to a study in mice... [Read More]

Stem cell success against motor neurone disease in mice

07 January 2013 - by Dr Tamara Hirsch

Neural stem cells were shown to be effective against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or motor neurone disease, in 11 independent studies on mice with the disease... [Read More]

Stem cells responsible for 'thinking' brain cells identified

13 August 2012 - by Dr Tamara Hirsch

Scientists have identified a sub-type of stem cell responsible for neuron development within the cerebral cortex associated with higher level brain function... [Read More]

Pair of gene-targeted melanoma drugs show promise in late-stage clinical trials

11 June 2012 - by Dr Tamara Hirsch

Two drugs targeting advanced melanoma linked to a mutation in the BRAF gene are more effective than current chemotherapy at slowing the progress of the skin cancer, clinical trial results indicate... [Read More]

NHS watchdog not up to taking on HFEA's role

02 April 2012 - by Dr Tamara Hirsch

A recent report claims England's regulator of health and social care, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), is not at present ready to take on the functions of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)... [Read More]

Innovative gene therapy protects mice from HIV infection

05 December 2011 - by Dr Tamara Hirsch

US scientists have induced long-lasting HIV protection in mice from a single injection. Their study, published in the journal Nature, uses gene therapy to stimulate production of antibodies against the virus... [Read More]

Severe hypoglycaemia linked to mutation in insulin signalling gene

10 October 2011 - by Dr Tamara Hirsch

Mutations in a single gene have been identified as the cause of a severe and life-threatening form of hypoglycaemia... [Read More]

Embryo's survival can be predicted based on egg's movement

15 August 2011 - by Dr Tamara Hirsch

Rhythmic activity detected in newly fertilised mouse eggs may provide a novel and non-invasive screening method for identifying embryos most likely to survive a full-term pregnancy, according to research published in Nature Communications... [Read More]

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