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David Cansfield

David Cansfield is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, and is a Research Analyst at Research Partnership. Previously he worked as an Embryology Associate at the Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health. He originally studied for Biomedical Sciences at the University of Manchester, and went on to obtain an MRes in Reproduction and Pregnancy at the University's Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre. His MRes research investigated melatonin as a candidate therapy for fetal growth restriction.

BioNews News articles written by David Cansfield:
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American organisations join together to develop gene therapies
1 November 2021 - by David Cansfield
The National Institutes for Health, Food and Drug Administration and 15 pharmaceuticals and non-profit organisations have joined together to accelerate the development of gene therapies in the USA... [Read More]
Human germline genome editing could be curbed by patent law
6 September 2021 - by David Cansfield
Patent laws could be used to restrict the use of genome editing technologies from being used to change the germline... [Read More]
Artificial intelligence predicts structure of human proteins
26 July 2021 - by David Cansfield
Three-dimensional human protein structures have been predicted using artificial intelligence... [Read More]
Microfluidics system automates embryo freezing and reduces cryoinjuries
24 May 2021 - by David Cansfield
An automated embryo freezing process has been developed to reduce the likelihood of damage from freezing, or 'cryoinjuries', that can occur when the process is performed manually... [Read More]
Algorithm maps gene expression within tissues
26 April 2021 - by David Cansfield
A new algorithm can map three-dimensional patterns of gene expression... [Read More]
How sperm transfer epigenetic memories to the embryo
22 March 2021 - by David Cansfield
The mechanism by which environmental factors are transferred from sperm to embryo has been identified... [Read More]
Making bigger 'mini-organs' for research
15 February 2021 - by David Cansfield
Another breakthrough has been made towards the development of artificially-engineered tissue that mimics real organs that can be used for research... [Read More]
'Virtual biopsies' could replace tissue biopsies for ovarian cancer
11 January 2021 - by David Cansfield
A new scanning technique has the potential to replace tissue biopsies for complicated¬†ovarian cancer patients... [Read More]