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Dr Loredana Guglielmi

Dr Loredana Guglielmi is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews. She has a PhD in Genetics and Cell Biology, with expertise in cancer biology, cancer stem cells and neural stem cells. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Queen Mary University of London’s Blizard Institute and Honorary Researcher at the University College London’s Institute of Neurology. Her research is mainly focused on the regulation of epigenetic mechanisms in brain tumours.
BioNews Review articles written by Dr Loredana Guglielmi:
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Book review: Making Sense of Genes
26 March 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
We live in the post-genomic era, whose start was marked by the completion of the sequencing of the human genome. But when the Human Genome Project came to an end in 2001, the scientific community faced an unexpected challenge: decoding the sequence of human DNA did not translate into understanding how it works... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Dr Loredana Guglielmi:
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Ovarian cancer drug olaparib slows recurrence and cuts deaths
29 October 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
A drug to treat ovarian cancer has shown promising results in a clinical trial, delaying signs of relapse and reducing chances of death. The drug olaparib, a PARP inhibitor, was used in patients with BRCA-mutated advanced ovarian cancer... [Read More]
A quarter of human genes have been entirely neglected by research
24 September 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
Of the human genome's 20,000 or so genes, about 2000 have received almost all the attention of biomedical researchers... [Read More]
Elephants' 'zombie gene' may give cancer insights
20 August 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
For their large body size, elephants should get cancer a lot more often than they do – now a new study has found out why... [Read More]
Traces of early-life trauma in men passed on in sperm
29 May 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
Human sperm possess a 'memory' of early life trauma that can be transmitted to offspring through changes in microRNA levels, a new study has shown for the first time... [Read More]
Italy refuses to register baby born to lesbian couple
23 April 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
A lesbian couple in Italy has been asked to declare that their baby was naturally conceived in order to register him at the public records office... [Read More]
'Treasure trove' of genes linked to breast cancer found
19 March 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
A new study has identified 110 genes associated with an increased risk of breast cancer... [Read More]
Muscle memory exists on the DNA level through epigenetic tagging
5 February 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
A study led by UK researchers has shown for the first time that human muscles possess a 'memory' of earlier growth... [Read More]
Blood test for eight common cancers offers promise
22 January 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
Scientists have developed a single blood test to detect eight common cancer types and their location of origin within the body... [Read More]
Silencing 'junk' gene THOR could slow tumour growth
18 December 2017 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
Scientists in the USA have found a novel non-coding gene that alters proliferation in cancer cells to help tumour development... [Read More]
BRCA screening could prevent 1000 cases of breast cancer a year
13 November 2017 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
Researchers have introduced new criteria to screen for BRCA gene mutations that could prevent more than 10,000 cases of cancer and save more than 2000 lives in the next decade... [Read More]