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Kulraj Singh Bhangra

Kulraj Singh Bhangra is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. He is currently completing a Doctoral Training Programme in Medical Device Innovation at University College London, which has involved completing an MRes in Medical Technology Entrepreneurship prior to commencing his PhD. His PhD project involves combining tissue engineering, biomaterials and computational modelling techniques to develop living replacement tissue for repairing the nervous system. Owing to its interdisciplinary nature, the project has four supervisors - Dr David Choi, Professor Jonathan Knowles, Dr James Phillips and Dr Rebecca Shipley. Previously, he studied Medical Engineering at Queen Mary University of London's School of Engineering and Materials Science. He has a strong interest in promoting the public understanding of science, and has been involved in local and national outreach activities including the Big Bang Fair and the Cheltenham Science Festival.

BioNews Review articles written by Kulraj Singh Bhangra:
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Radio Review: The Life Scientific - Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
4 April 2016 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
Professor Jim Al-Khalili interviews Professor Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize winner and President of the Royal Society about his life and work in science... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Kulraj Singh Bhangra:
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Alarm over proposal to overturn US ban on patenting human genes
10 June 2019 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
A bill that would nullify the US Supreme Court decision that banned the patenting of human genes is being debated by the US Congress... [Read More]
India's lower house passes bill banning commercial surrogacy
14 January 2019 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
The Lok Sabha, India's lower house, has passed a bill that bans commercial surrogacy... [Read More]
FDA approves DNA test for predicting drug effectiveness – if it carries warnings
5 November 2018 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first consumer pharmacogenetic test, but not without crucial caveats... [Read More]
Canadian MP's bill to decriminalise surrogacy and donor payments
4 June 2018 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
A private member's bill aims to decriminalise payments for sperm, eggs and surrogacy in Canada... [Read More]
Certain antihistamines linked to reduced male fertility
12 March 2018 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
Studies in humans and animals have found that certain antihistamines may affect testicular function in males... [Read More]
Key CRISPR players agree to patent pool
17 July 2017 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
The Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard will take part in an initiative to simplify licensing CRISPR genome editing technology to other organisations and institutions... [Read More]
Europe's first gene therapy withdrawn
24 April 2017 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
A million-dollar gene therapy treatment for a rare blood disease will be withdrawn from the European market due to lack of demand... [Read More]
Smartphone DNA sequencer developed
23 January 2017 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
Scientists have created a smartphone microscope attachment that can image and analyse DNA sequences... [Read More]
23andMe halts development of next-generation gene sequencing
31 October 2016 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
Personal genomics company 23andMe has halted plans to develop next-generation sequencing technology, it has revealed ... [Read More]
NIH announces genomic data sharing initiative
13 June 2016 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
The US National Institutes of Health has announced a new initiative that encourages the sharing of genomic and clinical data among researchers across the world... [Read More]