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Dr Lanay Griessner

Dr Lanay Griessner is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, and is working in the biotech industry in Vienna. She originally studied Biology at Boston College, and went on to obtain a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Vienna. There, she conducted research in the fields of infection and systems biology in the Max F Perutz Laboratories, publishing several articles on the common fungal pathogen Candida albicans.

BioNews Review articles written by Dr Lanay Griessner:
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Film Review: Future Baby
9 May 2016 - by Dr Lanay Griessner
Austrian documentary film-maker Maria Arlamovsky journeys around the world, investigating the state of reproductive treatment. Her film asks a single question: how far should we go?

BioNews News articles written by Dr Lanay Griessner:
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Stem cells repair muscle after heart attack in monkeys
9 July 2018 - by Dr Lanay Griessner
Injecting stem cell-derived cardiac cells after a heart attack may help repair damaged tissue, according to a study published in Nature Biotechnology... [Read More]
Short-acting asthma inhalers affect women's fertility
19 February 2018 - by Dr Lanay Griessner
Women using short-acting asthma inhalers took longer to become pregnant than women using long-acting inhaled asthma medications and those without asthma, researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia, have found... [Read More]
German court rules that trans woman cannot be child's mother
8 January 2018 - by Dr Lanay Griessner
Germany's Federal Court of Justice has ruled that the a trans woman must be registered as her child's legal father and not its mother.
Asthma link to increased need for fertility treatment
18 September 2017 - by Dr Lanay Griessner
Women with asthma are more likely to undergo fertility treatment than those without the disease, suggests new research... [Read More]
German Parliament passes the Sperm Donor Registry Act
30 May 2017 - by Dr Lanay Griessner
The German Parliament has passed the Sperm Donor Registry Act, which will allow children born from 2018 onwards to access their donors' information... [Read More]
Virus linked to unexplained infertility in women
11 July 2016 - by Dr Lanay Griessner
A little-known virus has been found in the uteruses of around half of women with unexplained infertility, a study has found... [Read More]
Zika's achilles heel spotted with help from CRISPR
27 June 2016 - by Dr Lanay Griessner
Researchers have pinpointed a gene that, if blocked, may stop Zika and other related viruses in their tracks... [Read More]
HIV edited out of T cells using CRISPR
4 April 2016 - by Dr Lanay Griessner
Scientists have used the CRISPR genome-editing technique to remove HIV from the DNA of infected T cells and prevent reinfection... [Read More]
Lack of stem cells in womb linked to recurrent miscarriage
14 March 2016 - by Dr Lanay Griessner
Recurrent miscarriage could be caused by a lack of resident stem cells in the lining of the womb, according to a study... [Read More]
Mini brains 'could transform drug testing'
22 February 2016 - by Dr Lanay Griessner
Miniature brains made out of clusters of human cells could revolutionise high-throughput drug screening, said scientists at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Washington, DC, earlier this month... [Read More]