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Dr Rosie Morley

Dr Rosie Morley is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is currently working as a science writer at the Institute of Molecular Biology in Mainz, Germany. Prior to that, she worked briefly as a medical writer for Pharmagenesis London. Previously, she obtained her PhD in pattern formation during vertebrate development from University College London, after working in the laboratory of Dr David Wilkinson, at the Medical Research Council's National Institute for Medical Research (now subsumed into The Francis Crick Institute). Previously she studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, and worked as a research assistant in the laboratory of Dr Fiona Wardle, at King's College London's John Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics.


BioNews Review articles written by Dr Rosie Morley:
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Radio Review: The Moral Maze - Surrogacy
18 August 2014 - by Dr Rosie Morley
'Money can't buy you love but it can certainly buy you parenthood'. Or can it? Should it? And if it should, where and how should it be regulated?... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Dr Rosie Morley:
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Crying human tear glands grown from stem cells
22 March 2021 - by Dr Rosie Morley
Human tear gland organoids, which actually produce tears, have been grown in the lab from stem cells and transplanted into mice... [Read More]
Controlling the immune system with 'invisible stem' cells
18 January 2021 - by Dr Rosie Morley
A new way of controlling the immune system's 'natural killer' cells has been identified, which could help prevent rejection of transplanted cells... [Read More]
Inflammation and specific gene mutations implicated in Parkinson's disease
19 October 2020 - by Dr Rosie Morley
A link between inflammation and specific genetic mutations in Parkinson's patients has been established according to a new study... [Read More]
Endometriosis linked to DNA changes in the uterus
22 June 2020 - by Dr Rosie Morley
Women with endometriosis may have epigenetic differences in uterine cells compared to women without the disease... [Read More]
Alternative framework for heredity proposed
27 April 2020 - by Dr Rosie Morley
The genetic code alone cannot account for all of the information needed for one organism to reproduce, and more attention should be paid to other components and attributes of¬†the¬†fertilised egg, two new papers suggest... [Read More]
IVF babies have a small increased risk of mortality
24 February 2020 - by Dr Rosie Morley
Children conceived by assisted reproductive technologies, such as IVF, are at a slightly higher risk of dying within the first year of life than children conceived naturally, according to a recent study in Sweden... [Read More]
Stem cells may trigger immune repair to mend hearts
2 December 2019 - by Dr Rosie Morley
Stem cell therapies may become redundant in repairing cardiac function after a heart attack, suggests a new study in mice... [Read More]
Gates Foundation and NIH pledge $200 million for gene therapies
28 October 2019 - by Dr Rosie Morley
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has teamed up with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the US national science funding body, to pledge US$100 million each over four years towards development of gene therapies for HIV and sickle cell anaemia... [Read More]
Commercial service claims to halt the menopause by 20 years
12 August 2019 - by Dr Rosie Morley
Women could delay the menopause for up to 20 years according to a UK clinic offering the procedure commercially... [Read More]
Stem cell genes altered inside living organism for first time
10 June 2019 - by Dr Rosie Morley
Genes have been edited directly in stem cells of a living organism, a new study has found. Scientists were able to modify genes in specific stem cells in adult mice using a virus... [Read More]