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Anna Wernick

Anna Wernick is 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 as part of the at Leonard Wolfson Training Programme in Neurodegeneration. Her research, which is supervised by Professors Sonia Gandhi and Selina Wray, focuses on lysosomal networks implicated in both Parkinson's disease and frontotemporal dementia. She originally studied Neuroscience at the University of Manchester, and also researched the genetics of multiple system atrophy at the Mayo Clinic in Florida.

BioNews Review articles written by Anna Wernick:
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Radio Review: Genetic Dreams, Genetic Nightmares
4 October 2021 - by Anna Wernick
Hosted by Professor Matthew Cobb of the University of Manchester, Genetic Dreams, Genetic Nightmares took me back to his lectures during my undergraduate degree there... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Sperm – swimming and surviving
14 December 2020 - by Anna Wernick
Did you know that all successful sperm must be sleek, speedy and streamlined?... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Anna Wernick:
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Gene involved in sense of smell may play a role in breast cancer metastasis
10 January 2022 - by Anna Wernick
Not only do our olfactory receptors send smell signals to the brain, but they can also promote the spread of cancer there too... [Read More]
RNA-based control switch could be used to turn on gene therapies in cells
8 November 2021 - by Anna Wernick
A new technique to turn therapeutic genes on in specific cells has been developed, potentially changing the future of gene therapies... [Read More]
Parkinson's disease genes involved in mitochondrial recycling
16 August 2021 - by Anna Wernick
Genes linked to hereditary Parkinson's disease have been found to play a role in recycling mitochondrial products to generate new mitochondria... [Read More]
Genetic variant discovered that protects against obesity
12 July 2021 - by Anna Wernick
A large-scale study has identified genetic variants strongly associated with regulating body weight... [Read More]
Chinese scientist removed early COVID-19 genomic data from scientific database
28 June 2021 - by Anna Wernick
A controversial paper suggests that Chinese researchers retracted early COVID-19 viral sequences from a US database to obscure their origins... [Read More]
Mother's mitochondria can affect children's height, longevity and disease risk
24 May 2021 - by Anna Wernick
Mitochondria influence not only our energy levels but also our risk of certain diseases... [Read More]
Women with BRCA mutations have lower ovarian reserve
10 May 2021 - by Anna Wernick
Breast cancer susceptibility genes influence the length of some women's fertile period, according to a global meta-analysis…
Mitochondrial genes in fat tissues work poorly in obesity
19 April 2021 - by Anna Wernick
A twin study has revealed that obesity causes the dysfunction of mitochondria which triggers inflammation, particularly in fat tissue... [Read More]
'Zombie genes' increase expression after death
29 March 2021 - by Anna Wernick
A set of immune cell genes ramp up their expression after death, a new study has revealed... [Read More]
Novel immunotherapy approach targets cancers
8 March 2021 - by Anna Wernick
Designer antibodies can alert the immune system to cancerous proteins, slowing tumour growth in mice – three independent studies demonstrate... [Read More]