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Matthew Young

Matthew Young was previously a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. He also works for the NHS and at the University of Nottingham, where his work for the Neurodegeneration research team focuses on the effects of stress on the development of Alzheimer's disease. Previously, he studied Biomedical Science at Nottingham Trent University.

BioNews News articles written by Matthew Young:
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IVF sex selection ban is unjustified, says ethicist
8 July 2013 - by Matthew Young
A report produced by bioethicists from Keele University has concluded that there is no justifiable basis on which to ban IVF sex selection in the UK.... [Read More]
Genetic find for babies born with 'hole in the heart'
3 June 2013 - by Matthew Young
A gene linked to the congenital heart disease known as 'hole in the heart' has been discovered by UK researchers.... [Read More]
Motor neurone disease stem cell trial advances to next phase
22 April 2013 - by Matthew Young
A neural stem cell therapy aimed at treating the symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is set to advance in the USA, after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its approval for it to proceed to the next stage of clinical trials... [Read More]
IVF embryo testing gets go-ahead in Ireland
3 December 2012 - by Matthew Young
Couples in Ireland undergoing IVF treatment will now be able to access tests to check for genetic and chromosomal conditions. Previously couples had to go abroad for the tests, which are widely offered in the UK, but they have now been licensed for use in two Irish clinics.
Gene variant leads to six-fold increase in risk for certain brain tumours
10 September 2012 - by Matthew Young
A single-letter change in one gene may considerably increase a person's risk of developing particular forms of brain cancer, say researchers... [Read More]
Olympic anti-doping lab will become medical and genetic research centre
13 August 2012 - by Matthew Young
The anti-doping laboratories built for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be developed into the world's first Phenome Research Centre; the term 'phenome' referring to the overall expression of a person's characteristics and traits as determined by the interaction of genetics and environment... [Read More]