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Dr Naqash Raja

Dr Naqash Raja was previously a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. He is a PhD graduate from University College London’s Department of Biochemical Engineering and the Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering, where his research focused on overcoming inhibition and toxicity in commercially relevant biocatalyst-driven processes. He has also completed an MSc in Biochemical Engineering and a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry.

BioNews Review articles written by Dr Naqash Raja:
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TV Review: Royal Institution Christmas Lectures
6 January 2014 - by Dr Naqash Raja
In the first of three Christmas lectures with the theme 'life fantastic' from the Royal Institution, Dr Allison Woollard answers the ever-important question: 'where do I come from?'... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Dr Naqash Raja:
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Lasers help stem cells to repair teeth
2 June 2014 - by Dr Naqash Raja
Lasers have been used to activate stem cells to repair and regrow damaged teeth in animals... [Read More]
Fetal brain gene blueprint scoured for autism clues
7 April 2014 - by Dr Naqash Raja
A map showing where different genes are turned on and off in the fetal human brain has been published in the hope it will give important clues about the origins of disorders... [Read More]
Stem cells move scientists closer to 'Holy Grail for liver biologists'
3 March 2014 - by Dr Naqash Raja
'Mini livers' grown from mouse stem cells could reduce the need for laboratory testing on animals, thanks to research from the University of Cambridge.... [Read More]
The alcohol gene? Mice with mutation hit the bottle
2 December 2013 - by Dr Naqash Raja
A gene mutation has been linked to alcohol preference in lab mice, a team of researchers from five UK universities has found... [Read More]
Last man standing: just two Y-chromosome genes needed for reproduction
25 November 2013 - by Dr Naqash Raja
Male mice are able to reproduce healthy offspring with only two Y-chromosome genes, researchers at the University of Hawaii have discovered... [Read More]
Nanoscale construction project on time and on budget
18 November 2013 - by Dr Naqash Raja
A system that allows researchers to control a tiny cellular transport network has been developed by researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Warwick... [Read More]
Clinical-stage gene therapy company launched
11 November 2013 - by Dr Naqash Raja
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has invested US $50 million in a biotech start-up in an effort to commercialise gene therapy... [Read More]
DIY sperm count test goes on sale in UK
4 November 2013 - by Dr Naqash Raja
A fertility test which allows men to check their sperm count in the comfort of their home - or wherever they feel is most suitable - has gone on sale in the UK... [Read More]
'Junk DNA' plays role in face shape
28 October 2013 - by Dr Naqash Raja
Regions of the genome that do not code for proteins have been found to shape facial features, research at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA, has shown... [Read More]
The Cancer Genome Atlas pinpoints 127 mutations driving cancer growth
21 October 2013 - by Dr Naqash Raja
Common gene mutations link 12 cancer types such as blood, colon and kidney, research from Washington University School of Medicine, USA, has shown... [Read More]