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Grace O'Regan

Grace O'Regan is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Clinical Neuroscience at University College London. Her research aims to understand the role of the immune system in Huntingdon's disease. 

BioNews Review articles written by Grace O'Regan:
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Event Review: IVF at 40 – Science Museum
6 August 2018 - by Grace O'Regan
Forty years ago last month, the first IVF baby came screaming into the world, after ten long years of pioneering medical trials... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Grace O'Regan:
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Bowel cancer rates rising among younger adults
20 May 2019 - by Grace O'Regan
The incidence of bowel cancer is increasing among under 50s in Europe and other high-income countries around the world, two studies have confirmed... [Read More]
NHS plan promises genomic tests for all children with cancer
14 January 2019 - by Grace O'Regan
The Long Term Plan announced by the NHS this week has detailed a proposal to offer whole-genome sequencing for all children with cancer in England... [Read More]
Mitochondria key to reversing wrinkles and hair loss in mice
30 July 2018 - by Grace O'Regan
Scientists have found a way to reverse signs of ageing, including wrinkles and hair loss, in mice... [Read More]
Anonymous gamete donation to be banned in Ireland
16 July 2018 - by Grace O'Regan
The anonymous donation of sperm and eggs for use in assisted reproduction is due to be banned in Ireland by next autumn... [Read More]
Stem cells with Neanderthal genes developed into mini-brains
2 July 2018 - by Grace O'Regan
Neanderthal 'mini-brains' have been successfully grown in a dish by a team from the University of California, San Diego... [Read More]
Genome study finds shared genes in psychiatric disorders
25 June 2018 - by Grace O'Regan
A common genetic basis has been found for schizophrenia, major depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bipolar disorder, a new study has found this week... [Read More]
Majority of breast cancer patients do not need chemotherapy
11 June 2018 - by Grace O'Regan
Chemotherapy is not necessary to treat the most common type of breast cancer in 69 percent of cases, a new study has shown... [Read More]
Chicken chimaera embryos reveal 'organiser cells' in humans
29 May 2018 - by Grace O'Regan
A master 'organiser' has been revealed in human embryonic tissue for the first time by research using human stem cells grafted onto chicken embryos... [Read More]
Acupuncture does not affect IVF success rate
21 May 2018 - by Grace O'Regan
Acupuncture during IVF treatment does not increase the chances of having a baby, according to new research... [Read More]