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Sarah Whelan, PhD

Science Writer


Sarah joined Technology Networks in 2022 after completing a PhD in cancer biology, where her research focused on the development of colon cancers. In her role as science writer and editor, Sarah covers scientific news and a range of other content types, leading the site's coverage of drug discovery, biopharma and cancer research content.


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Subset of “Forever Chemicals” Destroyed by Efficient New Method

Chemists have developed a simple, new method to degrade a subset of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – toxic and durable pollutants colloquially referred to as “forever chemicals” – into benign end products.
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Benign vs Malignant Tumors

In this article, we will describe what benign and malignant tumors are, explore the similarities and differences between the two types of tumors and discuss if benign tumors can become malignant.
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Curing Corneal Blindness With Bioengineered Pig Skin Implants

Scientists have restored the vision of 20 people with corneal disease using bioengineered collagen implants derived from pig skin, as an alternative to donated human corneas which are in short supply.
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Scientists Engineer E. coli From Stool Samples To Develop New Drugs

Researchers have genetically engineered E. coli bacteria isolated from stool samples to express therapeutic genes of interest, with the potential of transforming bacteria into resident medicine-producing factories within the gut.
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Lowest Risk of Death In Adults Who Exercise Four Times More Than Recommended Minimum

The results of a new study show that adults who exercised two to four times longer than the recommended minimum amount of physical activity had a significantly lower risk of death from all causes.
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Egg Cells Maintain Reproductive Longevity by Switching to "Standby Mode"

Researchers have discovered a mechanism that may explain how immature human egg cells are able to survive for long periods of time without losing their reproductive capacity, by modifying their metabolism and switching to a cellular "standby mode".
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Alcohol Presents Only Health Risks for the Young, But May Benefit Over 40s

New research shows that alcohol poses higher health risks in young people than in older adults, and that consumption of a small amount of alcohol in adults over aged 40 may provide some health benefits for cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes.
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Industry Insight

Using Machine Learning To Enhance Biomarkers for Cancer Immunotherapy

In this interview, we spoke to Rachel Marty Pyke PhD, manager of bioinformatics science at Personalis, to find out how machine learning can be used to detect genomic instability as a biomarker for cancer immunotherapy.
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Scientists Confirm Feeling “Hangry” is a Real Thing

Researchers have conducted a study that found feeling “hangry” – a combination of feeling hungry and angry – is indeed a real phenomenon, confirming that hunger and negative emotions often come hand in hand.
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What Is Angiogenesis?

Angiogenesis is the growth of new blood vessels. However, this process is often dysregulated in cancer. In this article, we will describe what angiogenesis is, how it goes out of control in cancer and how drugs can target it to inhibit tumor growth.
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