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Tsvetana Stoilova

Tsvetana Stoilova is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is currently studying for a PhD in Experimental and Personalised Medicine at University College London's Institute of Ophthalmology and Lungs for Living Research Centre. Her research, which is funded by the Medical Research Council and conducted under the supervision ofProfessor Christiana Ruhrberg, focuses on the molecular mechanisms that regulate blood vessel growth in the mouse and human lung. She originally studied Pharmacology and Genetics at King's College London, and went on to obtain a master's degree in Cancer Biology from Imperial College London.


BioNews Review articles written by Tsvetana Stoilova:
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Webinar Review: Neonatal testing for rare diseases – The power of knowing
5 July 2021 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
A single blood drop, taken without your consent, can be life-changing... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Sick – 50 percent different
18 January 2021 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
'I felt like my mom had been raped.' This feeling was brought about because of how some women were treated in the 1980s by their fertility doctors, whom they fully trusted would help them have a baby... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Tsvetana Stoilova:
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Disparities in prenatal screening uptake revealed
4 October 2021 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
Non-invasive prenatal testing uptake in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods of the Netherlands is significantly lower than in other parts of the country... [Read More]
Early embryo cell fate discovered with whole genome sequencing
6 September 2021 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
Researchers have successfully decoded the human embryogenesis process by tracking somatic mutations in adult tissues.
NIPT may be less effective in twin pregnancies
26 July 2021 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
Non-invasive prenatal testing to detect chromosomal abnormalities in twin pregnancies is not as accurate as in singleton pregnancies... [Read More]
Fertility patient given wrong, invasive procedure
14 June 2021 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
A fertility patient received an invasive procedure meant for another woman in an NHS waiting room mix-up, a safety report has said... [Read More]
Tumour cells alter 3D structure of DNA to boost activity of oncogenes
17 May 2021 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
Using a new algorithmic approach, scientists have found that cancer cells can hijack the normal chromosome structure to increase the activity of cancer-promoting genes... [Read More]
New CRISPR-based gene therapy for single-gene conditions
26 April 2021 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
A new genome editing approach that replaces a mutated gene with a functional gene copy has the potential to treat monogenic diseases... [Read More]
Genetic research suggests men can develop polycystic ovary syndrome symptoms
29 March 2021 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
Men carrying genetic risk factors for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to develop diabetes, obesity and male-pattern baldness... [Read More]
CRISPR shown to dampen gene activity in bacteria
25 January 2021 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
A new natural feature of CRISPR/Cas9 which decreases gene activity rather than cutting DNA has been identified in bacteria... [Read More]
New rapid genome sequencing to trace COVID-19
14 December 2020 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
A rapid genomics strategy could speed up identification of changes in the genetic code of SARS-CoV-2, helping identify the source of COVID-19 cases... [Read More]
Monkey HIV cut from host DNA by CRISPR
7 December 2020 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
CRISPR-based genome editing has been used to remove an HIV-like virus from monkey DNA, bringing researchers a step closer to developing an HIV cure... [Read More]