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Reuben Harwood

Reuben Harwood was previously a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. He is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Sheffield's Department of Oncology, where his research focuses on the interaction between cancer cells and the immune system. Previously, he obtained a BSc in Biology and an MRes in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Birmingham. He is coauthor of a chapter in Tumour Microenvironment and Myelomonocytic Cells (buy this book from Amazon UK).

BioNews Review articles written by Reuben Harwood:
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TV Review: Meet the Izzards
4 March 2013 - by Reuben Harwood
If asked to describe Eddie Izzard, your reply may include the words actor, comedian, transvestite and marathon runner. Well, now you can add 'part Neanderthal' to the list... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Reuben Harwood:
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Gene therapy for osteoarthritis in mice
18 March 2013 - by Reuben Harwood
An experimental gene therapy that protects cartilage from wear and deterioration has been shown to slow the development of osteoarthritis in mice.... [Read More]
Single gene mutation may be behind type 1 diabetes for minority of patients
11 March 2013 - by Reuben Harwood
Genetic analysis of a family predisposed to type 1 diabetes (T1D) has uncovered the first kind of T1D to be caused by a single gene mutation... [Read More]
Genetic basis found for the perseverance of bowel cancer
4 March 2013 - by Reuben Harwood
Losing genes that help stabilise a cells DNA may explain why some cancers are resistant to treatment, say scientists... [Read More]
Japanese pluripotent stem cell trial receives ethical approval
18 February 2013 - by Reuben Harwood
What would be the first clinical trial to use induced pluripotent stem cells has been granted ethical approval in Japan... [Read More]
Gene 'patch' fixes deafness mutation in mice
11 February 2013 - by Reuben Harwood
A short strip of genetic material has been used to prevent hereditary deafness in mice... [Read More]
Gene found to rejuvenate stem cells
4 February 2013 - by Reuben Harwood
Aged stem cells can be returned to a younger, more active state by increasing the activity of a single gene... [Read More]
Genetics of common brain cancer revealed by two studies
28 January 2013 - by Reuben Harwood
Nearly all cases of meningioma – the commonest kind of brain tumour – can be traced back to a fault in one of just five genes, scientists say... [Read More]