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Semyon Bodian

Semyon Bodian is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. He is currently studying for a PhD in Medical Physics at University College London (UCL), where his research focuses on developing nanocomposite materials for use in multimodality imaging, with a specific interest in minimally invasive surgery. He also has a master's degree in Chemistry from UCL.

BioNews Review articles written by Semyon Bodian:
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Podcast Review: Baby or Bust
21 March 2022 - by Semyon Bodian
As someone who is far from an expert on the current landscape of reproductive treatments available to budding parents, I was intrigued to listen to the recently launched, tell-all 'Baby or Bust' podcast... [Read More]
Podcast Review: SART Fertility Experts – Behind the scenes in the IVF lab
26 July 2021 - by Semyon Bodian
Speaking as someone who is firmly a layman regarding IVF clinics and their inner workings, I was interested to learn about how the labs of IVF clinics operate... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Semyon Bodian:
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More gene variants that influence severity of COVID-19 identified
24 January 2022 - by Semyon Bodian
Gene variants that decrease and increase the risk of severe COVID-19 infection, respectively, have been identified in separate studies... [Read More]
Scientists uncover why certain genotype increases risk of dying from COVID-19
8 November 2021 - by Semyon Bodian
A mechanism has been uncovered which explains why genetic variation at a particular site on the third chromosomes in humans makes people twice as likely to die from COVID-19... [Read More]
Genetic variant increases Alzheimer's and severe COVID-19 risk
11 October 2021 - by Semyon Bodian
A gene variant has been identified that is linked to the development of both Alzheimer's and severe COVID-19, new research has found... [Read More]
Pancreatic organoids grown on synthetic structure give insight into cancer
20 September 2021 - by Semyon Bodian
Pancreatic organoids, grown using a newly developed gel, have enabled scientists to better understand pancreatic cancer... [Read More]
Gene-silencing nanocapsules could treat asthma
16 August 2021 - by Semyon Bodian
A new treatment that uses nanocapsules to silence a gene responsible for allergic asthmatic reactions has been developed by scientists... [Read More]
Henrietta Lacks' family to sue pharmaceutical companies
9 August 2021 - by Semyon Bodian
The family of Henrietta Lacks is preparing a lawsuit against a number of pharmaceutical companies for profiting from cancerous cells taken without her or her family's consent... [Read More]
Rare hereditary gene mutations pose a significant risk of autism
2 August 2021 - by Semyon Bodian
A number of rare inherited genetic mutations have been identified in families with children diagnosed with autism... [Read More]
Reversal of biological age detected in mouse and human embryos
5 July 2021 - by Semyon Bodian
Germline cells seem to reset their biological clocks around the time of embryo implantation, not when generating gametes, as previously thought... [Read More]
Antibodies from COVID-19 vaccines do not cause infertility in women
28 June 2021 - by Semyon Bodian
Antibodies, resulting from either vaccination against or infection with COVID-19 do not impact female fertility, according to new research... [Read More]
Mutated cells 'hijack ageing gene' to initiate cancer
21 June 2021 - by Semyon Bodian
A gene associated with ageing may aid precancerous cells in outcompeting healthy stem cells, new research has shown... [Read More]