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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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Published Content
Total: 63
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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Linked to Cognitive Decline in Midlife

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects up to 10% of women. A new study has identified a link between the hormonal disorder and issues with memory in midlife.
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Heavy Metal Exposure Could Deplete Eggs in Ovaries

Exposure to toxic heavy metals can lead to various harmful effects on the body. New research suggests middle-aged women in particular may face heightened risks.
A human skull.

Black Death Did Not Lead to Genetic Shift in Cambridgeshire

Researchers from the University of Cambridge investigated whether the Black Death led to a genetic shift in disease susceptibility in the surviving populations.
Trophoblast cells are invading out of the organoid, mimicking placental cells invading the uterus in the early weeks of pregnancy.

“Mini-Placentas” Shine Light on the Cause of Pre-Eclampsia

With the incidence of pre-eclampsia slowly creeping up, researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a new way to study this condition as outlined in their paper published in Cell Stem Cell.

Scientists Create a Single-Cell Atlas of the Human Placenta During Labor

During childbirth, numerous physiological and cellular transformations take place in both the mother and infant. Scientists have created a single-cell atlas of the human placenta during labor.
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Vitamin A Metabolite Explains Why Humans See Colors Dogs Can’t

Have you ever wondered why dogs and cats can only see a limited color spectrum, while humans are able to envision a spectrum that is millions of colors-wide? Researchers from John Hopkins University set out to understand this phenomenon.
A pregnant woman taking a tablet.

Supplements Help Boost Breastmilk Vitamin B12 Levels

In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers from George Mason University investigated the effects of pre-natal and post-natal vitamin B12 supplementation on human milk B12 levels.
A woman clutching her stomach in pain.

Challenging Women’s Fitness Advice Around the Menstrual Cycle

A review by scientists from McMaster University, Manchester Metropolitan University and the Australian Catholic University finds little evidence supporting advice on women's diet, training and supplements during the menstrual cycles.
A woman jogging.

Researchers Discover Vagus Nerve Plays Vital Role in Exercise Regulation

Researchers at the University of Auckland, led by Physiology Associate Professor Rohit Ramchandra, discovered a novel role for the vagus nerve in exercise regulation.
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Review Finds Menstrual Cycle Phases Do Not Impact Exercise Results

An international team of scientists conducted a review, published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, focused on advice given to women concerning the menstrual cycle and exercise from over 700 articles.