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Dr Melanie Krause

Dr Melanie Krause is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She obtained a PhD in Cell Biology of Infection from University College London studying vaccinia virus interactions with host cells for her PhD with Dr Jason Mercer at the Medical Research Council Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at University College London. Following her PhD, she is now a postdoctoral fellow at the European Molecular Biology Labatory in Heidelberg, Germany where she works in the field of genome biology in the laboratory of Professor Lars Steinmetz. In her spare time she is an advocate for science education and sustainability in research.

BioNews Review articles written by Dr Melanie Krause:
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Radio Review: Boston Calling – Baby Guaranteed
6 August 2018 - by Dr Melanie Krause
'A choice without a choice: surrogacy or prostitution.' This statement from doctor Olga Gajovic, a Ukrainian feminist and activist, to me is probably the most memorable piece of the Boston Calling episode 'Baby guaranteed' on BBC World Service... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Dr Melanie Krause:
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NHS launches polygenic scores pilot to calculate heart disease risk
29 March 2021 - by Dr Melanie Krause
The NHS is to trial a new approach in personalised medicine that aims to help calculate patients' individual risk for heart disease... [Read More]
Umbilical stem cells may help patients survive severe COVID-19
11 January 2021 - by Dr Melanie Krause
Stem cells from umbilical cords may help treat severe COVID-19 according to a small study from the University of Miami, Florida... [Read More]
Organoids indicate that SARS-CoV-2 damages the brain barrier
26 October 2020 - by Dr Melanie Krause
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease, can disrupt the blood-brain barrier in organoids and damage cells in the choroid plexus, which may lead to long-term neurological complications... [Read More]
Women treated for ovarian tumours can conceive
5 October 2020 - by Dr Melanie Krause
Women treated for early-stage borderline ovarian tumours may still have a chance of becoming pregnant, according to a new study... [Read More]
Immunity gene mutations and autoantibodies linked to severe COVID-19
28 September 2020 - by Dr Melanie Krause
Two new studies highlight the underlying genetic causes that begin to explain why some COVID-19 patients suffer worse symptoms than others.... [Read More]
Studying SARS-CoV-2 using human lung organoids
3 August 2020 - by Dr Melanie Krause
Scientists from Stanford University, California, USA have developed a new model system to better study the lung damage that occurs during COVID-19... [Read More]
Coronavirus may damage sperm-making cells without infecting the testes
8 June 2020 - by Dr Melanie Krause
Infection with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, may damage testicular tissue without actually infecting the testes... [Read More]
Coronavirus mutations provide insight into spread patterns
11 May 2020 - by Dr Melanie Krause
An international research team has discovered nearly 200 recurrent mutations in the genome of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease... [Read More]
CRISPR diagnostic test to help kidney transplant patients
20 April 2020 - by Dr Melanie Krause
A new diagnostic tool uses CRISPR to detect viral infections in patients with kidney transplants... [Read More]
Statins may lower the risk of ovarian cancer
24 February 2020 - by Dr Melanie Krause
Scientists from the University of Bristol have found a potential connection between the intake of statins and a reduction in ovarian cancer risk... [Read More]