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Shaoni Bhattacharya

Science Editor

Shaoni Bhattacharya is Science Editor at BioNews and at the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET). Together with her fellow BioNews editors Martha Henriques and Jennifer Willows, she runs the BioNews writing scheme, which provides practical science writing training and experience for PhD students. She is an award-winning freelance journalist who writes for Nature, the Royal Society and the European Commission 's online science magazine Horizon. Previously, she was News Editor at New Scientist magazine.

Shaoni has written for a wide variety of other publications including the Mail on Sunday, Psychologies, the GP magazine Pulse, and the Daily Express. She also acts as a consultant for television, including for Love Productions, and she contributes to non-fiction books. She is coauthor of four pregnancy and parenting titles published by Dorling Kindersley including The Pregnant Body Book (buy this book from Amazon UK), which won a Medical Book Award from the British Medical Association in the 'Popular Medicine' category. Her interests include literature, the arts and nature, and she is fascinated by the crossover of art and science. She contributes to - and is an Associate Editor of - the website Arts and Humanities as Higher Education.

BioNews News articles written by Shaoni Bhattacharya:
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Pancreatic stem cell promise for diabetes
5 March 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Scientists have coaxed human 'progenitor' cells from the pancreas to develop into the glucose-sensitive beta cells, and discovered their exact location within the organ... [Read More]
PET patron wins prestigious award
12 February 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Baroness Mary Warnock, patron of the Progress Educational Trust (PET), which publishes BioNews, is to be awarded a major international prize for her work in bioethics... [Read More]
Record-breaking study links over 950 genes to insomnia
5 February 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
A large study of the genomes of over 1.3 million people has found 956 genes implicated in insomnia... [Read More]
Blood test could warn of return of skin cancer
11 December 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
UK scientists say they are closer to developing an 'early warning system' for the return of cancer in patients using a simple blood test... [Read More]
Audit shows IVF postcode lottery in England has worsened
30 October 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Access to IVF in England has worsened considerably over the last five years, according to data obtained by Fertility Fairness... [Read More]
'Fertility' prediction tests for women do not work
16 October 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Tests which assess how many eggs a woman has in her ovaries do not accurately predict fertility, finds a new study... [Read More]
Human sperm maturation study may hold insights
9 October 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Researchers hope that a study detailing the four stages of human sperm stem cell development may shed light on infertility and certain cancers... [Read More]
Risk of developing autism is mostly caused by genetics
2 October 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Genetic factors may explain most of the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), suggests a new analysis... [Read More]
Male obesity linked to poorer sperm
25 September 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Men with obesity are more likely to have a poorer quality and quantity of sperm than men of a healthier weight, suggests a new study... [Read More]
Australian court mulls woman's bid to use dead boyfriend's sperm
18 September 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
An Australian court is considering whether a woman can use her dead partner's sperm to have a baby... [Read More]