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Bernie Owusu-Yaw

Bernie Owusu-Yaw 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 in Neuroscience at University College London, where the aim of her research is to develop models of inherited prion diseases. The models will be used to investigate the molecular mechanisms of these diseases.

BioNews Review articles written by Bernie Owusu-Yaw:
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Podcast Review: Egg freezing, fertility and IVF (Sista Collective, BBC Radio 5 Live)
22 July 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
The Sista Collective is the 'BBC's first homegrown podcast led and hosted by black British women'. Journalist Jessie Aru-Phillips is joined by TV presenter Scarlett Douglas and model Eunice Olumide to discuss egg freezing, fertility and IVF through the lens of women of colour... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Future Uterus – The ultimate designer accessory (ABC)
29 April 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
This podcast mini-series by ABC takes a 'womb's eye view of reproduction', in the words of its presenter Natasha Mitchell... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Bernie Owusu-Yaw:
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Sudden changes in endometrial cell gene expression allow embryo implantation to occur
21 September 2020 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
The window during which embryo implantation occurs in humans is marked by changes in gene expression in the cells of the endometrium, a new study has shown... [Read More]
How human sperm really swim
10 August 2020 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Research using high-precision 3D microscopy has overturned 350-year-old observations about how sperm swim... [Read More]
Bioengineering repairs uterus resulting in live births in rabbits
6 July 2020 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Researchers looking for an alternative to uterus transplants successfully restored uterine structure and function in rabbits using bioengineered uterine tissue... [Read More]
The potential use of CRISPR to treat disease is gaining momentum
13 January 2020 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Promising results from clinical trials give hope for using CRISPR genome editing to treat various heritable diseases and cancer in humans... [Read More]
Epigenetic test offers speedy diagnosis for male infertility
18 November 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Scientists have discovered genetic biomarkers that could be used to distinguish between infertile and fertile men... [Read More]
Genome-editing study raises hopes for 'curing' cervical cancer
14 October 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Australian researchers have successfully halted and eliminated cancer growth in tumour-bearing mice by injecting them with nanoparticles containing genome-editing machinery targeting cancer genes... [Read More]
Sperm selection method could offer sex selection
19 August 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Scientists at Hiroshima University have discovered a new sperm separation technique which could be used in future for sex selection... [Read More]
Woman wants ex-wife's embryos destroyed despite no genetic link
17 June 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
A woman in Sydney, Australia is seeking a court order for the destruction of 12 embryos that are not genetically linked to her... [Read More]
USA to roll out DNA testing at Mexico border
7 May 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
The USA's Department of Homeland Security is expected to initiate a DNA testing pilot programme this week at the US-Mexico border, in efforts to verify genetic relationships within families entering the USA... [Read More]
Scientists insert human genes into monkey brains
15 April 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Monkeys with an inserted human gene involved in brain development performed better on cognitive tasks, a new study has found... [Read More]