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Cancer cells grow by sucking mitochondria out of immune cells
29 November 2021 - by Dr Charlott Repschlager
Cancer cells can form tentacle-like structures to steal energy-producing mitochondria from immune cells, according to new research... [Read More]
Compensation paid after IVF clinic used wrong embryo for 'saviour' sibling
29 November 2021 - by Paige Mumford
A Belgian court has awarded compensation to a couple after an IVF mix-up resulted in them having too many children... [Read More]
Donated placental stem cells may protect newborns from brain injury
29 November 2021 - by Christina Burke
Human stem cells from the placentas of healthy newborns may reduce brain injury in growth-restricted babies, new research in piglets shows... [Read More]
FILM: Newborn Screening – What Should Be Screened for and How?
29 November 2021 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about the screening of newborn babies for disease... [Read More]
Newborn screening: the UK National Screening Committee answers your questions
29 November 2021 - by BioNews
Questions submitted by participants in a recent Progress Educational Trust event are answered by the body that oversees newborn screening in the UK... [Read More]
FILM: Sarah Norcross and Dr Charles Steward discuss whole genome sequencing and newborn screening
22 November 2021 - by BioNews
A conversation between Sarah Norcross (director of the Progress Educational Trust) and Dr Charles Steward (lead for patient advocacy and engagement at Congenica, and parent of two children with severe neurological disorders)... [Read More]
Book Review: You Got Anything Stronger?
29 November 2021 - by Zaina Mahmoud
When Gabrielle Union announced that her second tell-all book, You Got Anything Stronger?, would delve into her surrogacy journey, despite not personally being a fan of celebrity autobiographies, I must admit I was excited... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Challenges Facing ME/CFS Patients and the Future of Personalised Treatments
29 November 2021 - by Ara Schorscher-Petcu
My first encounter with ME, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome, was through my flat mate when I moved to London in 2015... [Read More]
Podcast Review: DNA Today – dementia
22 November 2021 - by Paige Mumford
DNA Today is a weekly podcast which aims to 'educate the public on genetic and public health topics.' In this episode on dementia, host Kira Dineen spoke with biochemist Dr Dayan Goodenowe... [Read More]