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Joseph Jebelli

Joseph Jebelli was previously a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. He is currently studying for a PhD in Neuroscience at University College London, where his research focuses on harnessing the brain's immune system to combat neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

BioNews Review articles written by Joseph Jebelli:
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Radio Review: The Life Scientific - Professor Hugh Montgomery
10 December 2012 - by Joseph Jebelli
What do mountaineering up Mount Everest and treating critically ill patients in an intensive care ward have in common? Quite a lot, as it turns out, according to Professor Hugh Montgomery on a recent interview for Radio 4's Life Scientific... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Joseph Jebelli:
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Immune cell gene therapy a success for one leukaemia patient
17 December 2012 - by Joseph Jebelli
A seven-year-old girl with a highly aggressive form of leukaemia may have been 'cured' by an experimental therapy that harnesses the body's immune system to seek out and destroy the disease.... [Read More]
Research shows infertility link to DNA damage in sperm
19 November 2012 - by Joseph Jebelli
Small breaks in the DNA of a man's sperm may contribute to reduced pregnancy rates following IVF, according to research at Queen's University, Belfast.... [Read More]
Mother's age at menopause may influence female fertility
12 November 2012 - by Joseph Jebelli
A woman's fertility may be strongly linked to the age her mother was at menopause, according to research... [Read More]
Private sperm donor ordered to pay child support
5 November 2012 - by Joseph Jebelli
A man who donated his sperm to a lesbian couple 13 years ago in a private arrangement has been ordered to pay child support. He has called on the Government to make changes in the law so that private sperm donors are treated fairly.... [Read More]
Mitochondrial DNA replacement therapy successfully tested in human eggs
29 October 2012 - by Joseph Jebelli
Scientists have successfully created human embryos containing donated mitochondrial DNA in an effort to stop children inheriting life-threatening diseases... [Read More]
Genetic mutations re-set brain cells to cause brain cancer
22 October 2012 - by Joseph Jebelli
A study on the most common type of brain cancer in humans has found that expressing cancer genes, also known as oncogenes, in fully developed brain cells can return them to an immature state that results in the formation of tumours... [Read More]
Stem cells safely transplanted into brains of patients with rare neurological disease
15 October 2012 - by Joseph Jebelli
Scientists have successfully implanted human neural stem cells into the brains of children with a rare neurological disorder... [Read More]