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Katie Brighton

Scientific Copywriter

Katie joined Technology Networks in January 2022 after completing a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a master’s by research degree in molecular and cellular biology, both at the University of Leeds. They loved the breadth of scientific content covered in their undergraduate studies and wanted to share their passion for research through science communication. As a scientific copywriter, Katie assembles newsletters, writes promotional webinar copy, supports the publication’s in-house writers and produces scientific content.

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Published Content
Total: 59
A plastic brain model.

“Jumping Genes” Trigger Inflammation in Alzheimer’s

Researchers from The University of Texas San Antonio have identified a molecular process that leads to abnormal RNA production in Alzheimer’s disease and a rare brain disorder, progressive supranuclear palsy. The abnormal RNA behaves similarly to inflammatory triggers in viral infections.
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Food Cues We’re Not Aware of Can Influence Our Eating Behavior

Dieting can be difficult, with many different approaches available for regulating eating behavior. New research has illustrated that it’s not just conscious neural processes that impact our eating behavior, but unconscious processes as well.
Golden, oval-shaped vitamin D capsules against a blue background.

High BMI May Reduce the Benefits of Vitamin D Supplements

Vitamin D metabolism is different in people with a BMI greater than 25, which could diminish the effects of vitamin D supplementation, suggests new research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
A close-up picture of white fur.

The Genetic Story Behind Humans Losing Their Body Hair

New research from the University of Utah Health and the University of Pittsburgh has compared the genomes of 62 mammals, revealing new insights into how humans lost their body hair. The research was published in eLife.
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Industry Insight

The Impact of Proteomics on Precision Oncology

To find out more about how proteomics is providing new insights into cancer dynamics and resistance mechanisms, we spoke to Dr. Ofer Sharon, CEO of OncoHost, a precision diagnostics company.
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Rising Pancreatic Cancer Rates Impact Women More Than Men

A recent study from Cedars-Sinai has highlighted that pancreatic cancer rates are rising faster in women than in men of the same age. The work is published in Gastroenterology.
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Industry Insight

A New Era of MS-Based Proteomics To Advance Human Wellness

Technology Networks spoke to Katherine Tran from SCIEX about the latest advances in data-independent acquisition mass spectrometry and how it can be used to further our understanding of the proteome in health and disease.
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Is Alzheimer’s Disease Driven by Our Foraging Instinct?

A new review from the University of Colorado, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, has proposed that Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a result of an evolutionary survival pathway used during times of scarcity and is driven by diet.
A bowl of soybeans in their pods.

Protein Found in Soy Lowers Levels of “Bad” Cholesterol

Soybeans have been known to reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol – also known as “bad” cholesterol – for some time, but new research has identified the specific protein involved in this mechanism and how it works.
Cell-containing petri dishes sit under a UV lamp used for gel manicures.

Nail Manicure Dryers Cause Cell Death and DNA Damage

A new study from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) has called into question the safety of the ultraviolet (UV) light devices used to cure gel manicures.