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Molly Campbell

Senior Science Writer

In the editorial team Molly reports on a broad range of scientific topics, covering the latest breaking news and writing long-form pieces for The Scientific Observer. She is a fervent believer that science – and science communications – should be accessible to everyone. In 2020, she created the Teach Me in 10 video series, where weekly guests discuss and teach a scientific concept in less than 10 minutes. Prior to joining Technology Networks in 2019, Molly worked as a clinical research associate in the NHS and as a freelance science writer. She has a first-class honors degree in neuroscience from the University of Leeds and received a Partnership Award for her efforts in science communication.

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Industry Insight

Breaking Barriers: The Challenges Faced by 6 Biotech Start-Ups in 2024

At the European Laboratory Research and Innovation Group’s (ELRIG) Research and Innovation 2024 event, we asked a selection of start-up companies in the biotech space the same question: what are the key challenges you currently face?
MRI images of brains.

Human Brains Are Getting Bigger – What Does That Mean for Dementia Risk?

Brain magnetic resonance imaging data obtained from participants recruited to the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) reveals a gradual increase in brain size, who might explain the reduced incidence of Alzheimer's disease.
Multiomics infographic

Unlocking the Complexity of Biology With Multiomics

Exploring the connections between individual omics disciplines provides us with a deeper understanding of complex biological systems.
A person touching the genome.

Prime Editing Helps Scientists Screen the Effects of Cancer Mutations

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a rapid gene-editing screen to explore the effects of cancer mutations.
A computer with ChatAI on the screen.

Scientific Journal Publishes Paper With AI-Generated Introduction

A peer-reviewed scientific paper has gathered significant attention on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter), albeit for unfavorable reasons.
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Female Whales That Experience Menopause Live 40 Years Longer

A new study from University of Exeter scientists suggests that the pathway leading to menopause in humans might also explain the evolution of menopause in toothed whales.
A graphic representing the human genome.

What’s the Latest in CRISPR Gene-Editing Technology?

Featuring research from the Doudna laboratory, the University of Harvard and the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation, this round-up piece discusses the latest research advancements in CRISPR technology.
A person receiving their vaccine.

German Man Who Received 217 COVID Vaccines Has Functioning Immune System

A man who claimed to receive 217 vaccinations against SARS-CoV-2 has a healthy, functioning immune system, an analysis of his blood reveals.
A child's eye.

Could a Simple Eye Reflex Test Assess Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Children carrying a variant of the SCN2A gene, which is associated with severe ASD, were found to have a hypersensitive VOR in a new study. The researchers believe this finding could pave the way for faster diagnosis and innovative treatments.
A sea lamprey with its suction cup mouth and razor-sharp teeth.

Sea Lampreys Rewrite Our Understanding of Vertebrate Brain Evolution

A new study from the Krumlauf laboratory shows that the hindbrain of humans and jawless sea lamprey is built using a similar molecular and genetic toolkit. This discovery implies that these molecular features were present in the common ancestor of all vertebrates today.