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Joseph Hamilton

Joseph Hamilton is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. He is studying for a PhD in Neuroscience at University College London (UCL)'s Queen Square Institute of Neurology, where he works in Professor Sarah Tabrizi's team. His research explores the role of DNA repair genes in Huntington's disease, with a primary focus on FAN1 and members of the mismatch repair pathway. Previously, he studied Forensic Psychobiology at Abertay University, and went on to obtain an MSc in Neuroscience from UCL.

BioNews Review articles written by Joseph Hamilton:
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TV Review: Human the World Within – Birth
20 September 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
Gird your loins for we are amid a reproductive revolution, or so I am informed in Birth, episode six of the Netflix documentary series Human: The World Within... [Read More]
Event Review: Shining a Light on Genetic Disorders – Genetic eye disorders
12 July 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
The Institute of Genetics and Cancer at the University of Edinburgh virtually hosted their seventh genetic eye disease conference in June 2021, connecting geneticists, clinicians and researchers from the Medical Reseach Council Human Genetics Unit... [Read More]
Podcast Review: How to be a Superhero – The hidden powers within your genes
29 March 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
When you hear the word 'superhero', the image which springs to mind may be of a billionaire playboy philanthropist or an agile acrobat in unnecessary tight latex... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Joseph Hamilton:
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Sperm change swimming patterns to find egg
15 November 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
Research has shed light on how the chemical environment of the fallopian tubes can influence how mammalian sperm swim towards the egg... [Read More]
Gene therapy treats rare immunodeficiency in children
17 May 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
An experimental gene therapy successfully treated 96 percent of children born with no immune system... [Read More]
Biden scraps human fetal tissue research limits while New York stops stem cell research funding
26 April 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
President Joe Biden's administration has reversed the Trump-era decision which restricted federal funding for medical research using human embryos from elective abortions. ..
Novel CRISPR approach uses an on-off switch for epigenome editing
19 April 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
Reversible genome-wide epigenetic editing may be possible with a new approach using cellular memory to silence gene expression... [Read More]
Early menopausal women could have ovarian function restored
12 April 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
Women experiencing early-stage menopause had their menstrual cycle restored after receiving ovarian injections of platelet-rich plasma and gonadotrophins, according to a Taiwanese study, with one woman becoming pregnant after IVF... [Read More]
More twins are currently being born than ever before
15 March 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
Global twin birth rates may have peaked as one in 42 are born a twin, which is likely due to the accessibility of IVF and fertility treatments... [Read More]
Policymakers urged to extend the 14-day limit on embryo research
8 March 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
The 14-day limit on culturing human embryos in the lab should be extended, according to an international group of researchers... [Read More]
Longevity gene protects brain stem cells from stress
1 March 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
A gene linked to longevity has been shown to protect brain stem cells from oxidative stress... [Read More]
Video shows 'dancing DNA' inside a cell
22 February 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
'Dancing' DNA, imaged at the highest ever resolution, offers new genetic insight for the development of cancer therapies... [Read More]