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Paul Waldron

Paul Waldron is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. He is currently working as a Trainee Patent Attorney in the Chemistry and Life Sciences group at Keltie LLP in London, working with a range of clients active in the fields of industrial biotechnology, petrochemicals, medical devices and cellular therapies. Before this he studied for a PhD at University College London's Institute of Ophthalmology, where his research focused on developing therapies for restoring vision in retinal diseases, by transplanting new light-sensitive cone cells into mouse retinas. Previously, he studied Natural Sciences at Emmanuel College at the University of Cambridge, where he specialised in Cognitive Neuroscience.

BioNews Review articles written by Paul Waldron:
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Film Review: Dish Life
20 February 2017 - by Paul Waldron
Dish Life, the last of four films made for Cambridge Shorts, takes a quirky look at the daily life of a stem cell researcher... [Read More]
Radio Review: Science Stories - DNA's Third Man
20 July 2015 - by Paul Waldron
'Do you know who Maurice Wilkins is?' I put this question to a number of my friends, most of them scientists, and got a series of blank looks. Only one knew who he was, and she had a degree in the history and philosophy of science... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Paul Waldron:
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Surgery with stem cells repairs eyes in clinical trial
4 February 2019 - by Paul Waldron
Stem cells taken from dead donors have been used to restore the damaged surface of the eye in a clinical trial, which researchers say is the first of its kind... [Read More]
Genetics of success revealed by large study
16 July 2018 - by Paul Waldron
A person's genes can partly predict their likelihood of success in life, according to a new study... [Read More]
FDA seeks to shutdown two rogue stem cell clinics
14 May 2018 - by Paul Waldron
The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking to shut down two clinics offering treatments based on stem cells... [Read More]
Sick boy gets healthy new skin with genetically-altered stem cells
13 November 2017 - by Paul Waldron
A boy with a rare skin disease has been successfully treated by replacing most of his skin with grafts of stem cells modified by gene therapy.
First genome editing of human embryos by UK scientists
25 September 2017 - by Paul Waldron
UK scientists have successfully edited the genome of human embryos to study the role of a gene key to the earliest stages of development... [Read More]
Blood stem cells produced in the lab for the first time
22 May 2017 - by Paul Waldron
In two different studies, US scientists have succeeded in creating the stem cells which produce blood... [Read More]
Stem cell treatments succeed and fail in treating eye disease
20 March 2017 - by Paul Waldron
In two different attempts to treat degenerative eye diseases with stem cells, three patients have been blinded, while disease progression has been stopped in a separate patient... [Read More]
Synthetic stem cells repair damaged hearts
9 January 2017 - by Paul Waldron
Researchers in the US and China have developed a 'synthetic stem cell' that can repair tissue damaged by a heart attack... [Read More]
CRISPR partially restores sight in blind rats
21 November 2016 - by Paul Waldron
Scientists in the US have used a genome-editing technique to partially restore vision in blind rats... [Read More]
Healthy mice created from eggs and sperm without conventional fertilisation
19 September 2016 - by Paul Waldron
Unfertilised mouse egg cells that have been made to divide can develop into healthy offspring by the injection of sperm, according to a new study... [Read More]