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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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Gene carried by one in 3000 men increases risk of type 2 diabetes
12 July 2021 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Rare genetic variants in the GIGYF1 gene that increase an man's risk of developing type 2 diabetes by six-fold, have been identified by researchers at the University of Cambridge... [Read More]
Self-organising heart organoids beat like a 25-day-old human embryo's heart
1 June 2021 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Self-organising heart organoids using human pluripotent stem cells have been developed by researchers from the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (IMBA)... [Read More]
No growth or development differences for children conceived via IVF
19 April 2021 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Newborns conceived via IVF appear to have lower levels of DNA methylation at certain regions of DNA, when compared to newborns conceived without IVF... [Read More]
Sperm use poison to disable competitors
8 February 2021 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
A genetic factor helps some sperm outcompete others to reach the egg cell first... [Read More]
Australian sperm donor investigated after fathering 23 children
7 December 2020 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
A Brisbane sperm donor is currently under investigation by the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Authority (VARTA) for fathering 23 children in one year... [Read More]
Higher IVF success rates at clinics reporting more data
26 October 2020 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Success rates for IVF are higher at clinics that shared more information than required by government regulators, researchers at the University of Colorado have reported... [Read More]
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]