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Junior Science Editor

Rhianna-lily graduated from the University of East Anglia with a BSc in biomedicine and completed her MSc by Research in microbiology at the Quadram Institute Bioscience in 2023. Her research primarily focused on the gut microbiome in pregnant women throughout gestation. During her MSc, she developed a passion for science communication and later joined Technology Networks as a Junior Science Editor, where she works with the news team to cover the latest breaking news and produce video interviews.

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Scientists Discover What’s Happening Inside a Sleepwalker’s Brain

Many adults will experience at least one episode of sleepwalking in their lives, but what is happening inside the brain during these episodes is yet to be uncovered. Researchers have offered insight into this sleep behavior in their recent study.
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Semaglutide Could Offer Long-Term Weight Loss and Cardiovascular Protection Effects

In the longest clinical trial yet of semaglutide, a prescription drug sold under the brand names Wegovy and Ozempic, researchers analyzed the drug's long-term weight loss effects.
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Female Athletes Six Times More Likely To Get Injured in the Days Leading Up to Their Period

With interest in women's sports at an all-time high, researchers from UCL and the University of Bath are investigating the menstrual cycle's potential impact on injury risk among elite footballers in the Women's Super League (WSL).
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The Basic Principles of Gas Chromatography

Learn about gas chromatography and its applications in our latest episode of Teach Me in 10.
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Professor Lindsay Hall Talks Navigating Global Challenges for Women in STEMM

Professor Lindsay Hall shares her journey in microbiology, advocating for women in STEMM and promoting global scientific engagement through impactful research and public outreach initiatives.
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Vitamin D Boosts Gut Bacteria and Enhances Cancer Immunity in Mice

Vitamin D shows protective effects against cancer in a new study from the Francis Crick Institute, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Aalborg University in Denmark.
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Correlation Between Menstrual Cycle and Lunar Phases Identified

Though often dismissed as a notion unsupported by science, a study from researchers at the University of Lyon has revealed a small yet significant correlation between the length of the menstrual cycle and lunar phases.
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How Do Minerals Affect the Menstrual Cycle?

Scientists have revealed how minerals play a role in the complexity of female fertility and the menstrual cycle. The review looks at several minerals and how they impact hormonal regulation, ovarian function and ovulation, endometrial health and oxidative stress.
An elderly man having a vaccine.

What Happens to the Human Body After 200 Vaccines?

Last month a story about a 62-year-old male made headlines after he claimed to have received 217 vaccines against SARS-CoV-2. Scientists invited the individual for tests to investigate what happens in the body of a hypervaccinated individual.
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Vitamin D and Aging: What’s the Latest Research?

The many benefits of vitamin D are causing this nutrient to take center stage in vitamin research. Renowned for its role in bone health, emerging research also highlights vitamin D's physiological effects on human health, including aging.