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Dr Molly Godfrey

Molly Godfrey is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She got her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology at Cancer Research UK's London Research Institute (now subsumed into The Francis Crick Institute), where her work made use of budding yeast to further our understanding of the molecular mechanisms controlling cell replication. Previously, she studied Biological Sciences at the University of Warwick.


BioNews Review articles written by Dr Molly Godfrey:
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Event Review: The Physiological Society's 2014 annual public lecture
7 July 2014 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A doctor by training and a researcher at the forefront of fertility studies, Professor Lord Robert Winston, pioneer in the field of IVF and PGD, discusses the implications of new techniques for genetically modifying embryos in the Physiological Society's 2014 annual public lecture... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Dr Molly Godfrey:
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Critical window for re-infection with HIV after stem cell transplantation
18 May 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
New research, in HIV positive patients being treated for blood cancer, has identified a critical time window after donor transplantation, during which the expanding donor cells are particularly vulnerable to being infected with HIV.
Coronavirus widespread in UK at very start of pandemic
4 May 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Testing for coronavirus in Iceland has revealed that the virus may have been more widespread in the UK in February and early March than was previously thought... [Read More]
Cancer gene helps regrow heart cells
20 April 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A gene normally associated with cancer could help to repair damaged heart tissue... [Read More]
Scientists rejuvenate old stem cells
30 March 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Researchers have returned stem cells from older donors to a more youthful biological state... [Read More]
New CRISPR tool to visualise cells in human organoids
9 March 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A novel genome editing method may surpass the speed and efficiency of current CRISPR approaches... [Read More]
Sleep patterns affect cardiovascular risk regardless of genetics
6 January 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Getting a good night's sleep can reduce the risk of having a heart attack or stroke, even in people who have a higher genetic predisposition for these diseases, according to a new study... [Read More]
Association between embryo freezing and cancer risk in children
16 December 2019 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Children born from IVF using frozen embryos may have a slightly higher chance of developing childhood cancers, according to a new large-scale study, though the overall risk remains low... [Read More]
Liquid biopsy could detect breast cancer recurrence earlier than scan
5 August 2019 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A newly developed blood test can spot breast cancer relapses almost a year before they are clinically detectable... [Read More]
'Master activator' gene for cancer spread found
8 May 2018 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A gene that plays a major role in promoting metastasis – the spread of cancer around the body – has been identified... [Read More]
DNA nanorobots help shrink tumours in mice
19 February 2018 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Nanorobots made of DNA, that can target and kill tumours in mouse cancer models, have been developed by scientists... [Read More]