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Rosemary Paxman

Rosemary Paxman was previously a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is currently studying for an Engineering Doctorate at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, a joint venture between University College London and Imperial College London. Her research, conducted in the laboratory of Dr Bart Hoogenboom and Dr Rachel McKendry, focuses on disentangling the nanomechanical sensor response in liquid, determining adsorbate and rheological properties. She is also an Ambassador for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network, and a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and of the Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs. Previously, she studied Chemistry at the University of York, initially as an undergraduate and subsequently as a postgraduate researching liquid crystals and their synthesis for use in new display devices.

BioNews Review articles written by Rosemary Paxman:
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TV Review: Katie - The Science of Seeing Again
13 February 2012 - by Rosemary Paxman
Following a brutal acid attack, Katie Piper has undergone 109 operations to rebuild her face, however it is the 110th that could change her life. By using pioneering stem cell treatment, Katie hopes to restore the sight to her badly damaged left eye... [Read More]
Radio Review: The First 1,000 Days, A Legacy for Life - Future Generations
5 September 2011 - by Rosemary Paxman
The immediate impact of environmental factors like diet, smoking and stress on health are well understood. But less is known about how your lifestyle can directly effect the health of your unborn children and grandchildren... [Read More]
Radio Review: The First 1,000 Days - A Legacy for Life (In the Womb)
22 August 2011 - by Rosemary Paxman
In this first episode of a new documentary series, medical correspondent Dr Mark Porter investigated how developmental events in the womb have an astonishing impact on long-term adult health... [Read More]
Event Review: Stem Cell Therapies - Where Are We?
14 March 2011 - by Rosemary Paxman
Stem cell research is one of the most exciting areas of 21st century science. If offers potentially revolutionary ways to repair diseased and damaged body tissues by replacing them with healthy cells. But how close are we to bringing such therapies to the clinic?... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Rosemary Paxman:
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Private sperm donor fathers 82 children using sex as donation method
23 April 2012 - by Rosemary Paxman
Ed Houben, a 42-year-old Dutch man has fathered at least 82 children by private sperm donation, mostly by having sex with his clients, news sources report... [Read More]
Lab-grown egg cells could be fertilised 'within the year' if licence is granted
16 April 2012 - by Rosemary Paxman
The first human egg cells grown in the laboratory from stem cells could be fertilised later this year, scientists report... [Read More]
All donor-conceived people should have access to donor information, Australian committee recommends
2 April 2012 - by Rosemary Paxman
A law reform committee in the Australian state of Victoria has recommended that all donor-conceived people should be able to access identifying information about their donors... [Read More]
Final two women in US 'baby-selling' ring sentenced
5 March 2012 - by Rosemary Paxman
A respected adoption lawyer has been sentenced to prison for her role in an international baby-selling operation. Theresa Erickson, who pleaded guilty to wire fraud in August 2011, was sentenced by a San Diego court to five months in prison followed by nine months in home confinement and ordered to pay a $70,000 fine.... [Read More]
Stem cell transplants hold hope for treating blindness
31 January 2012 - by Rosemary Paxman
A clinical trial testing the safety of using human embryonic stem cell (hESC) in the treatment of progressive eye conditions has been carried out by researchers in the USA... [Read More]
Cleft lip genetically repaired in mice
5 December 2011 - by Rosemary Paxman
Scientists have genetically repaired cleft lip and palate in mouse embryos in a breakthrough that could pave the way for new treatments of the common birth defects in humans... [Read More]
Embryonic stem cell pioneers shut down trial
21 November 2011 - by Rosemary Paxman
A US drug company is abandoning its research into a novel paralysis treatment using embryonic stem cells, due to current economic conditions.... [Read More]
Skin stem cells have potential to fight cancer
14 November 2011 - by Rosemary Paxman
A new technique to transform skin cells into immune cells has been used in the laboratory to hunt for and attack cancer, report scientists after a proof-of-principle study... [Read More]
A fifth of PCTs offer single women IVF on the NHS
31 October 2011 - by Rosemary Paxman
An investigation by the Daily Telegraph has found that a fifth of PCTs are offering single women IVF on the NHS... [Read More]
No immune system? No problem: Gene therapy found for 'bubble babies'
30 August 2011 - by Rosemary Paxman
Over a dozen children with 'boy in bubble' syndrome are alive and well, with functioning immune systems, nine years after undergoing gene therapy to correct their disorder, researchers report.... [Read More]