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Ewa Zotow

Ewa Zotow was previously 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 (UCL)'s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, as part of the Space and Memory Group. Her research uses functional imaging to look at how memories for events - episodic memories - are represented in the human brain. She originally studied Psychology at Goldsmiths University of London, and went on to obtain an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCL. She has a particular interest in the ethical, legal and research issues surrounding reproduction and women's rights. She tweets as @EwaZotow.

BioNews Review articles written by Ewa Zotow:
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Radio Review: Inside Science - Ancient DNA and Human Evolution
22 January 2018 - by Ewa Zotow
The programme starts with a bold statement: 'No other field of science has experienced such an upheaval in the last few years as human evolution.' There is a reason for it: the recent addition of the DNA research to the toolbox of techniques available to evolutionary scientists has led to remarkable findings... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Ewa Zotow:
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Two-thirds of fertility patients feel ripped off by IVF clinics
17 December 2018 - by Ewa Zotow
Sixty-two percent of private IVF patients paid 'more than they expected' for treatment, according to the first national patient survey by the HFEA.
Gene therapy trial for Parkinson's disease begins
29 October 2018 - by Ewa Zotow
A novel gene therapy to improve symptoms in Parkinson's disease is being trialled by researchers in London and Paris... [Read More]
Three genes give evolutionary insights into human brain size
4 June 2018 - by Ewa Zotow
Scientists have found a set of genes that may explain the unusually large size of the human brain in comparison with other apes... [Read More]
'Synthetic' mouse embryos created from stem cells
8 May 2018 - by Ewa Zotow
Scientists have created synthetic embryos in mice using stem cells rather than sperm or egg cells.
High-dose gene therapy appears toxic in monkeys and piglets
5 February 2018 - by Ewa Zotow
Animals given high doses of gene-carrying viruses in a new gene-therapy trial showed signs of severe toxicity.
Bi-national gay couples' children denied US citizenship
29 January 2018 - by Ewa Zotow
Two same-sex married couples have filed lawsuits against the US State Separtment after being refused US citizenship for one of their children... [Read More]
Taking paracetamol during pregnancy may reduce fertility of daughters
8 January 2018 - by Ewa Zotow
Exposure to paracetamol during pregnancy may reduce the fertility of female offspring, suggest research in rats and mice... [Read More]
Multiple births down, says state of UK fertility sector report
18 December 2017 - by Ewa Zotow
The first ever report on the state of the fertility sector has been released by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). It highlights marked improvements in several aspects of performance, including the reduction in multiple births rates, and addresses shortcomings in the sector... [Read More]
Gene therapy directed straight to the brain works in mice
11 December 2017 - by Ewa Zotow
Scientists revealed an innovative method which can be used to transplant blood-forming stem cells directly into the brain... [Read More]
Gene that protects against Alzheimer's disease found
4 December 2017 - by Ewa Zotow
Researchers have discovered a gene which may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease... [Read More]