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Javier Bautista

Javier Bautista is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. He is studying for a PhD at University College London (UCL), where his research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of mitochondrial disease. Previously, he studied Biomedicine at UCL. He takes a keen interest in science writing and science communication, and is also an LGBTQ+ activist. He tweets as @JaviBautista_

BioNews Review articles written by Javier Bautista:
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Podcast Review: Some Families – We're both the other daddy
19 October 2020 - by Javier Bautista
Surrogacy has given queer couples the opportunity to have a biological child, expanding ideas about the paths to parenthood... [Read More]
TV Review: Our Baby – A modern miracle
10 August 2020 - by Javier Bautista
The journey towards parenthood can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a lifetime... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Naked Scientists - The coronavirus mutation situation
22 June 2020 - by Javier Bautista
The COVID-19 pandemic has become the main medical event of our generation... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Javier Bautista:
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Higher incidence of immunological diseases in donor sperm-conceived adults
28 September 2020 - by Javier Bautista
Adults conceived through sperm donation self-reported higher frequencies of immunological diseases compared with adults born through spontaneous conception, according to a new study... [Read More]
Mitochondrial antioxidant may prevent future heart disease
24 August 2020 - by Javier Bautista
An antioxidant treatment during pregnancy may prevent heart problems caused by low oxygen levels... [Read More]
Mini organs show how coronavirus attacks the body
29 June 2020 - by Javier Bautista
Mini organs are being developed from stem cells to study how the SARS-Co-V2 affects the body... [Read More]
CRISPR trial shows promising results for sickle cell and thalassaemia
22 June 2020 - by Javier Bautista
CRISPR genome editing has been successfully used to treat three patients with blood disorders in a clinical trial... [Read More]
Nanodevice tracks mammalian cells from the inside
1 June 2020 - by Javier Bautista
Microscopic nanodevices have been injected inside cells for the first time, allowing researchers to track the beginning of embryo development... [Read More]
Hair regeneration using stem cells to treat baldness
26 May 2020 - by Javier Bautista
Stem cells derived from fat can lead to hair regrowth for people with a common type of baldness, according to a new study... [Read More]
3D sperm imaging could improve ICSI
18 May 2020 - by Javier Bautista
A new three dimensional (3D) imaging method can identify sperm moving at high speed and may help select the best sperm for use in assisted conception... [Read More]
New CRISPR-based COVID-19 point-of-care diagnostic
11 May 2020 - by Javier Bautista
A COVID-19 diagnostic kit is in development that uses CRISPR and can be performed in a single test tube in one hour... [Read More]
Breast and ovarian cancer drug repurposed to treat prostate cancer
4 May 2020 - by Javier Bautista
A drug already used to treat breast and ovarian cancer can also significantly delay the progression of prostate cancer... [Read More]