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Caroline Casey

Caroline Casey 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's Institute of Neurology, with funding from the Wellcome Trust. Her research, conducted under the supervision of Professor Sarah Tabrizi, aims to recapitulate the corticostriatal brain pathway using various types of neurons. Her previous research focused on neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, specifically Alzheimer's disease and stroke. She originally obtained a degree in Neuroscience from the University of Manchester, with a year's industrial experience during which she worked at the Mayo Clinic in Florida.

BioNews Review articles written by Caroline Casey:
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Video Review: The God Cells – A Fetal Stem Cell Journey
20 March 2017 - by Caroline Casey
The story of fetal-derived stem cells is explored in this documentary, from the ethics of how they're sourced and the clinical benefits some say they offer, to the barriers to licencing and their wider use... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Caroline Casey:
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Cardiac stem cell study retracted over lack of reliability
18 March 2019 - by Caroline Casey
The Lancet has retracted a 2011 paper reporting clinical trial data using cardiac stem cells isolated by Dr Piero Anversa's former laboratory... [Read More]
Gene therapy eases Parkinson's by rewiring brain
3 December 2018 - by Caroline Casey
A gene therapy relieves Parkinson's disease symptoms by rewiring the brain circuits involved in movement... [Read More]
Japan launches first clinical trial of stem cells for Parkinson's
6 August 2018 - by Caroline Casey
A first-of-its-kind clinical trial has been announced, which will use induced pluripotent stem cells to treat Parkinson's disease patients... [Read More]
Stem cell implant improves dry macular degeneration
9 April 2018 - by Caroline Casey
A stem cell implant appears to be safe, suggest the results of a clinical trial for the dry form of age-related macular degeneration... [Read More]
Stem cells restore neurons in monkey model of Parkinson's disease
4 September 2017 - by Caroline Casey
Neurons derived from human stem cells have successfully been used to treat and relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease in a primate animal model... [Read More]
Alzheimer's disease linked to two new genes, and immune response
24 July 2017 - by Caroline Casey
Two new genes which alter the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease have been identified... [Read More]
'Night owl' gene identified
10 April 2017 - by Caroline Casey
Researchers in the US have identified a gene mutation that causes a person's internal body clock to run slowly, leading to delayed sleep and difficulty in waking early... [Read More]
Female reproductive cycle recreated on chip
3 April 2017 - by Caroline Casey
Researchers in the US have replicated the female reproductive tract using a 3D model that mimics the natural menstrual cycle... [Read More]
Two-thirds of cancers caused by random mutations
27 March 2017 - by Caroline Casey
A new study has found that up to 66 percent of cancer-causing mutations can be attributed to random mistakes made during DNA replication... [Read More]
Stem cells offer potential treatment for hearing loss
27 February 2017 - by Caroline Casey
Scientists have developed a way of growing thousands of human hair cells – sensors in the inner ear that detect sound – from stem cells... [Read More]