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Lone Hørlyck

Lone Hørlyck is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is currently studying for a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London (UCL)'s Institute of Neurology and Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. Her research is conducted in the Space and Memory Laboratory led by Professor Neil Burgess, and is funded by a Grand Challenge Studentship. This research focuses on how negative emotion affects the encoding of new memories in the brain, specifically a brain region called the hippocampus. Lone is also studying to be a psychologist at the University of Copenhagen. Previously she studied psychology, neuroscience and molecular medicine at Aarhus University and at the University of Nottingham, and went on to obtain an MSc in Clinical Neuroscience from UCL.


BioNews Review articles written by Lone Hørlyck:
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Event Review: Timeless pop-up shop
14 March 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck
At a first glance, Timeless looked like a perfumery or a beauty clinic, the walls covered with carefully placed bottles and boxes in pastel colours. But nothing in the shop was actually for sale. Rather, this was a pop-up egg-freezing 'shop'... [Read More]
TV Review: Jodie Marsh is Making Babies
7 December 2015 - by Lone Hørlyck
This documentary shows that assisted reproduction is a huge and real business. Unfortunately, it does so without asking the necessary critical and ethical questions that would make it genuinely worth watching... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Lone Hørlyck:
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Crowdfunding 'misleads' on stem cell treatments
21 May 2018 - by Lone Hørlyck
Crowdfunding campaigns to raise money for stem cell treatments tend to exaggerate potential benefits while understating potential risks of the interventions, suggests a new study... [Read More]
Upgraded CRISPR edits thousands of genes at once
16 April 2018 - by Lone Hørlyck
An upgraded version of the CRISPR approach to genome editing has been used for the first time to edit multiple genes at once and assess the effects of editing... [Read More]
Malfunction at clinic may compromise frozen eggs and embryos
12 March 2018 - by Lone Hørlyck
A temperature fluctuation in a storage bank has compromised at least 2100 frozen eggs and embryos in a fertility clinic in Cleveland Ohio... [Read More]
Gene may accelerate memory loss in Alzheimer's disease
8 May 2017 - by Lone Hørlyck
A gene mutation may speed up memory loss and general cognitive decline in people who are at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease... [Read More]
Red-hair gene link to Parkinson's
13 March 2017 - by Lone Hørlyck
A gene variant resulting in red hair and fair skin, already known to increase the risk of melanoma, may also predispose carriers to the development of Parkinson's disease, a recent study conducted in mice has found... [Read More]
First pregnant man in UK through sperm donation
16 January 2017 - by Lone Hørlyck
A 20-year-old man, who was originally born female, is the first in the UK to become pregnant through sperm donation after the NHS refused to pay for egg freezing... [Read More]
Early-onset Parkinson's gene identified
5 December 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck
Researchers have identified a gene linked to early-onset Parkinson's disease... [Read More]
Liquorice could lower female fertility
14 November 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck
A compound found in liquorice can have adverse effects on follicle growth and sex hormone production in mouse ovaries... [Read More]
Age does not increase risk of IVF or ICSI birth defects
24 October 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck
Bearing a child at a higher age does not increase risk of birth defects when the woman has received IVF or ICSI treatment to become pregnant, a recent study suggests... [Read More]
Funding for IVF in England 'bleak'
26 September 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck
Thirteen Clinical Commissioning Groups are considering making cuts to IVF funding, potentially removing the procedure on the NHS in some areas... [Read More]