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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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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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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]
Neanderthal genes also decrease the risk of severe COVID-19
22 February 2021 - by Anna Wernick
A group of genes inherited from Neanderthals significantly reduce the risk of developing severe COVID-19... [Read More]
Genome editing delays ageing in mice
25 January 2021 - by Anna Wernick
A novel driver of cellular senescence has been identified which, when targeted, slows ageing in mice... [Read More]
Lawsuit against Monash IVF over embryo testing method
18 January 2021 - by Anna Wernick
Hundreds of people across Australia are suing the major IVF clinic, Monash IVF, over the destruction of potentially viable embryos... [Read More]
Base editing offers hope for child ageing disease
11 January 2021 - by Anna Wernick
A type of genome editing had been used in mice to treat the symptoms of progeria, a fatal premature ageing disease in children... [Read More]
Human gene triggers bigger brain in monkeys
30 November 2020 - by Anna Wernick
A mutation in a gene specific to humans may be the key to our large brain and intelligence, scientists propose... [Read More]
Japanese bill defines parenthood in fertility treatment cases
23 November 2020 - by Anna Wernick
A bill submitted to Japanese Parliament seeks to legally define the parental status of individuals who use sperm and egg donation... [Read More]
Hidden coronavirus gene offers treatment potential
16 November 2020 - by Anna Wernick
The discovery of a hidden gene in the SARS-CoV-2 virus could offer new clues to combatting COVID-19... [Read More]