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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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Published Content
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“Message in a Bottle” Cancer Therapy Shows Promise in Mice

Researchers have used small membrane bubbles – which our cells use to communicate – to deliver targeted cancer treatments to tumors in mouse models, demonstrating reduced tumor growth and extended survival in one model.
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Metformin Use Linked to Reduced Blood Cancer Risk, Study Finds

A new study from Denmark has found that people taking the type 2 diabetes drug metformin are less likely to develop a myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) – a rare type of blood cancer that can develop into acute leukemia.
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Protein Linked to Alzheimer’s May Shape Neuron Growth

A new study has described how a protein that helps to shape the growth of neurons – contactin-4 – also interacts with a protein involved in neurodevelopmental diseases and Alzheimer’s.
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Top Trends Shaping Pharma in 2024: AI, Gene Editing, Biosimilars and Real-World Data

From AI's transformative role in drug discovery and CRISPR breakthroughs to the rise of biosimilars and real-world data. Learn how these innovations are reshaping pharma and driving progress in 2024.
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Synthetic Biology in Medicine

Download this infographic to learn about medical applications for synthetic biology, such as diagnostics and biosensors, cell therapy and precision medicine, and synthetic bacterial therapeutics.
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Is Vitamin D Supplementation Really One-Size-Fits-All?

A new study suggests the need for personalized approaches to supplementation to help reduce vitamin D deficiency, which remains widespread despite extensive research.
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Researchers Uncover How Psychedelics Interact With Serotonin Receptors

Researchers have shed light on how some psychedelic drugs – which show promise in patients with neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety – bind to and activate serotonin receptors.
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Experimental mRNA Brain Cancer Vaccine Evaluated in Small Trial

A new mRNA vaccine has shown promise in activating the immune system against a highly lethal type of brain tumor, according to results from a first-in-human clinical trial of four adult patients with glioblastoma.
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Acid Reflux Drugs Linked to Higher Migraine Risk, Study Finds

Some drugs used to treat acid reflux may also increase the risk of migraines and other severe headaches, a new study finds. The drugs include prescription proton pump inhibitors – such as omeprazole – as well as H2 blockers and antacid supplements.
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Cancer Research, Mentorship and Confidence in Your Competence With Dr. Khadijah A. Mitchell

Cancer researcher Dr. Khadijah A. Mitchell reflects on her journey into studying health disparities, touches on the importance of mentorship and shares some inspiring advice for women and girls considering a career in STEMM.