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Dr Lux Fatimathas

Dr Lux Fatimathas was previously a Volunteer Writer at BioNews and the Editor of BioMed Central's online magazine Biome. She was previously Genetics Editor at BioNews and at the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET). She has also worked as the Communications Editor at BioMed Central and as a Science Engagement Project Manager at the Public Engagement, Media and Grants Facility (now the Grants Engagement and Communications Facility) of the Medical Research Council's Clinical Sciences Centre. She has written for the Faculty of 1000, the New Science Journalism Project, the British Society for Cell Biology's Newsletter, and the journals General Physiology and Biophysics and Histology and Histopathology. Previously, she worked at the National University of Singapore's Mechanobiology Institute, where she was Managing Editor of the educational resource MBInfo. She also worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, a research institute of the Government of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research, where her research involved using the zebrafish as a model for investigating skin development. She originally studied Neuroscience at University College London, and went on to obtain her PhD in Molecular Cell Biology at the Institute of Ophthalmology under the auspices of the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology's Graduate Programme. She is coauthor of a chapter in Nanomedicine and Cancer (buy this book from Amazon UK).



BioNews News articles written by Dr Lux Fatimathas:
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Embryonic spinal cord precursor cells generated for first time
26 August 2014 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas
Scientists have generated the specialised cells in the embryo that go on to form spinal cord, muscle and bone tissue and used them to produce nerve and muscle cells... [Read More]
Fertility drugs may not increase breast cancer risk
7 April 2014 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas
Fertility drugs used to stimulate ovulation did not increase the chances of breast cancer for most women in a long-term study of around 10,000 women in the USA... [Read More]
Implantable 'gene circuit' helps obese mice slim down
2 December 2013 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas
An artificial 'gene circuit' implanted in obese mice promotes weight loss by reducing appetite, while having no effect when implanted in mice of normal weight... [Read More]
Mediterranean diet reduces stroke risk for diabetes gene carriers
19 August 2013 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas
Claims for the health benefits of the typically Mediterranean diet high in olive oil, fish, and complex carbohydrates are common, if hard to substantiate... [Read More]
£22 million life sciences prize launched by Facebook and Google founders
25 February 2013 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas
Eleven scientists have each won £2 million as part of a prize to recognise the achievements of biomedical researchers, launched by entrepreneurs including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sergey Brin... [Read More]
Women with a family history of breast cancer should take preventative drugs, says NICE
21 January 2013 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas
Women at high risk of developing breast cancer should be offered preventative drugs, suggests the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in updated guidelines... [Read More]
Epilepsy and migraine may be genetically linked
14 January 2013 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas
Scientists find those with epilepsy who have a strong family history of the disorder are also more likely to have migraines... [Read More]
Scratching the womb lining may increase IVF success
8 October 2012 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas
Scratching the womb lining may increase a woman's chances of successful IVF treatment, say UK scientists... [Read More]
Human brain atlas, revealing genetic activity in 3D, published online
24 September 2012 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas
The first detailed maps of genetic activity in the human brain have been published online by scientists... [Read More]
Scottish genetics institute receives £60 million funding boost
3 September 2012 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas
The Medical Research Council has awarded £60 million to the University of Edinburgh to advance research into human genetic diseases... [Read More]