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Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi

Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi was previously a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at University College London (UCL)'s Institute of Health Equity. Previously, she studied Medicine and Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, during which time she had a placement within the Cuban public health system and wrote a related report for the journal Public Health. She went on to train as a public health doctor specialising in health inequalities, working in Sudan (on a humanitarian mission with Médecins Sans Frontières) and in Switzerland (through an NHS exchange programme). She acquired her PhD at UCL's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, under the supervision of Professor Sir Michael Marmot and under the auspices of a Research Training Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust, where her research focused on the role of education and wealth in female obesity in lower-income countries (including China and Egypt). She tweets as @DrAminaAitsi

BioNews Review articles written by Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi:
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TV Review: Dara O'Briain's Science Club - Adventures in Time
27 August 2013 - by Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi
Dara O'Briain's Science Club explores time from many different angles, looking at diverse areas from aerodynamic engineering to tissue engineering... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi:
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Five 'new' migraine risk genes identified
28 June 2013 - by Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi
Five genetic regions not previously associated with migraine have been linked to the condition, according to an international group of researchers... [Read More]
Norfolk's first IVF clinic opens
24 June 2013 - by Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi
Norfolk's first IVF clinic has officially opened, offering local couples the opportunity to receive treatment outside London and Cambridge for the first time... [Read More]
Stem cells could help amputated fingertips regrow
17 June 2013 - by Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi
Stem cells in the nail bed may be the key to regenerating amputated fingertips, if a study on mice is anything to go by... [Read More]
Early puberty linked to paternal gene mutation
10 June 2013 - by Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi
A type of premature puberty known as central precocious puberty is caused by mutations in a gene inherited from fathers, according to a study from Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA... [Read More]
First trial of synthetic blood from stem cells on horizon
3 June 2013 - by Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi
The first human trials of synthetic blood look set to go ahead in the UK... [Read More]
Body clock genes linked to depression
20 May 2013 - by Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi
Genes believed to regulate sleep rhythm are expressed abnormally in people with major depressive disorders, scientists say... [Read More]