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BioNews News articles written by Ara Schorscher-Petcu:

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Claim that vaping damages DNA questioned by researchers
20 December 2021 - by Ara Schorscher-Petcu
Regular use of e-cigarettes, also known as vaping, has been linked to DNA damage resembling that of smoking, reported a team of scientists... [Read More]
Woman needs High Court permission to use late husband's sperm
13 December 2021 - by Ara Schorscher-Petcu
A widow must go to the High Court for permission to use her deceased husband's frozen sperm... [Read More]
Multi-layered stomach organoids created from human stem cells
6 December 2021 - by Ara Schorscher-Petcu
For the first time, scientists have engineered a miniature stomach, which displays cellular and functional complexity similar to its human counterpart... [Read More]
Lesbian couple takes CCG to court over IVF discrimination
15 November 2021 - by Ara Schorscher-Petcu
A female same-sex couple is taking legal action over NHS IVF funding policies which they claim discriminate against LGBT+ families... [Read More]
Brain organoids to help identify therapies for neurodegenerative disease
8 November 2021 - by Ara Schorscher-Petcu
Miniature brain-like structures grown in the laboratory are being used to uncover mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases and to screen for effective treatments... [Read More]
Brain inflammation caused by air pollution reduces sperm count in mice
1 November 2021 - by Ara Schorscher-Petcu
Inflammation of certain neurons in the hypothalamus region of the brain is responsible for reduced sperm counts in male mice exposed to high-levels of air pollution, scientists have shown... [Read More]
NICE recommends new RNAi therapy for porphyria patients
25 October 2021 - by Ara Schorscher-Petcu
A gene silencing treatment for a rare, but debilitating genetic disorder has been recommended for NHS use by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.... [Read More]

BioNews Review articles written by Ara Schorscher-Petcu:

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Podcast Review: The Challenges Facing ME/CFS Patients and the Future of Personalised Treatments
29 November 2021 - by Ara Schorscher-Petcu
My first encounter with ME, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome, was through my flat mate when I moved to London in 2015... [Read More]