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Melanie Krause

Melanie Krause is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is currently 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. She previously obtained a MSc in Life and Medical Science from the  University of Bonn, and a BSc in Cell Biology, University of Osnabrueck, both in Germany.


BioNews Review articles written by Melanie Krause:
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Radio Review: Boston Calling – Baby Guaranteed
6 August 2018 - by 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 Melanie Krause:
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Coronavirus may damage sperm-making cells without infecting the testes
8 June 2020 - by 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 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 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 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]
Genomics England and Illumina partner on whole genome sequencing
20 January 2020 - by Melanie Krause
Genomics England has announced it will partner with Illumina, a US-based manufacturing and service company providing automated DNA sequencing... [Read More]
'Couch potato' mice reveal that epigenetics affects urge to exercise
9 December 2019 - by Melanie Krause
For the first time US researchers have shown that not only genetics but a different level of developmental regulation called epigenetics impacts the innate drive of mice to exercise... [Read More]
Wellcome fund initiative to unravel how human embryos develop
29 July 2019 - by Melanie Krause
Wellcome will provide £10 million to fund a 'world-first' research project to better understand human embryonic development... [Read More]
Genome editing 'cures' mice of HIV infection
8 July 2019 - by Melanie Krause
For the first time, US researchers have used a combination of genome editing and antiretroviral therapy to eliminate HIV from mice... [Read More]
Genetic therapy fixes damaged hearts in pigs
13 May 2019 - by Melanie Krause
For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that a genetic therapy can regenerate heart tissue after heart attack injury in a large mammal... [Read More]
Cambodia arrests 11 more surrogates, as Australian nurse released
19 November 2018 - by Melanie Krause
A total of 18 people, including 11 pregnant women, arrested in Cambodia have been charged with offences relating to human trafficking for allegedly engaging in surrogacy for foreign couples... [Read More]