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Dr Nicola Davis

Dr Nicola Davis is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is now a medical writer at inVentiv Health, specialising in medical education. She obtained her PhD from University College London's Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology. Her research, conducted in the laboratory of Professor David Becker, focused on the role of gap junctions in bacterial infections of wounds. Previously, she studied Cell Biology at Durham University and undertook an industrial placement at AstraZeneca.

BioNews Comment articles written by Dr Nicola Davis:
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Breast Cancer Risk: Facts, Fictions and the Future
7 July 2014 - by Dr Nicola Davis
The Progress Educational Trust's enlightening series of events on breast cancer came to a close on Thursday with 'Breast cancer risk: Facts, fiction and the future'.... [Read More]

BioNews Review articles written by Dr Nicola Davis:
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Event Review: Do We Need More Scientists in Parliament?
17 December 2012 - by Dr Nicola Davis
Do we need more scientists in Parliament? The Society of Biology recently embarked on a series of public debates on science policy, launching with this probing question... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Dr Nicola Davis:
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Switching off rogue gene could prevent asthma
25 July 2016 - by Dr Nicola Davis
A gene involved in the muscles of the respiratory system may be the trigger for asthma, according to a study... [Read More]
Gene causes rare form of infertility in women
25 January 2016 - by Dr Nicola Davis
Chinese researchers have identified genetic mutations that cause infertility in a small number of women... [Read More]
Gene test identifies breast cancer patients who can avoid chemotherapy
5 October 2015 - by Dr Nicola Davis
A genetic test that can identify women with early-stage breast cancer who can be spared unnecessary treatment with chemotherapy has been shown to be effective in a clinical study... [Read More]
Ten percent of cerebral palsy cases have genetic cause
10 August 2015 - by Dr Nicola Davis
A Canadian study has found that as many as ten percent of cerebral palsy cases have a genetic cause... [Read More]
Genetic signature of sepsis deciphered
18 May 2015 - by Dr Nicola Davis
Researchers have discovered a pattern in 11 genes that could make it quick and easy to diagnose sepsis, a serious life-threatening condition... [Read More]
Obama puts $215 million price tag on precision medicine plan
9 February 2015 - by Dr Nicola Davis
The US President, Barack Obama, has revealed details of a multi-agency personalised medicine research plan... [Read More]
The London lab growing body parts using patients' stem cells
14 April 2014 - by Dr Nicola Davis
A lab in London where scientists grow human noses and windpipes has opened its doors to the press... [Read More]
Shift work has 'chaotic' effect on genes
27 January 2014 - by Dr Nicola Davis
Shifting sleep patterns can dramatically affect the normal rhythm of gene expression, a study has found... [Read More]
Genetic 'fountain of youth' heals wounds in mice
11 November 2013 - by Dr Nicola Davis
A gene normally only expressed in embryos has been shown to improve tissue repair in adult mice... [Read More]
Early clinical success for stem cell gene therapy in two diseases
15 July 2013 - by Dr Nicola Davis
A clinical trial of a gene therapy to treat children with two types of severe genetic disease has shown early signs of success... [Read More]