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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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Gene that determines severity of COVID-19 discovered
4 October 2021 - by Dr Melanie Krause
Individuals with a specific version of the OAS1 gene have natural antiviral defences against SARS-CoV-2, resulting in less severe COVID-19 disease... [Read More]
CRISPR genome editing blocks SARS-CoV-2 replication
19 July 2021 - by Dr Melanie Krause
CRISPR-based genome editing can be used to stop SARS-CoV-2 being replicated inside infected cells, researchers have shown…
Gene variant identified linked to asymptomatic COVID-19
14 June 2021 - by Dr Melanie Krause
A genetic variant that might provide some protection against severe COVID-19 disease has been identified in a new study led by researchers from Newcastle University... [Read More]
Cells that initiate heart tissue development identified
7 June 2021 - by Dr Melanie Krause
Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute in London have shown the earliest known stage in mammalian heart development... [Read More]
Ageing impairs critical final egg maturation stage
4 May 2021 - by Dr Melanie Krause
Oocytes mature differently in older women, in a process that could contribute to a decrease in fertility, a study from scientists in Barcelona, Spain has shown... [Read More]
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]