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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
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A pregnant woman covering her mouth with her hand.

Cause of Morning Sickness and a Potential Treatment Identified

As many as 70-80% of women are affected by nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Researchers from the University of Cambridge have finally uncovered an underlying cause of pregnancy sickness.
A pregnant person holding a pill in one hand and a glass of water in the other.

Why Is Maternal Supplementation Important?

It can be challenging for mothers to consume the necessary vitamins and minerals needed throughout pregnancy – including vitamin D, folate, calcium, iron and omega-3 fatty acids – from food alone, and oftentimes supplementation is required.
Technology Networks interviewed My Green Lab's CEO James Connelly.

The Environmental Impact of Biotech and Pharma With My Green Lab

In this exclusive video interview, My Green Lab’s CEO James Connelly discussed why this report is so important, its key findings and steps that laboratories can take to reduce their carbon emissions.
A babies feet.

Sepsis-Causing Bacteria Found in One in Five Mothers

Researchers from the University of Cambridge investigated the presence of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) in the placenta of pregnant women and discovered an association with the risk of their baby being admitted to a neonatal unit.
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Neural Network Uncovers How Language Influences Our Thoughts

A new paper reveals that language significantly influences human thinking, challenging previous beliefs. Researchers used brain-constrained neural networks, demonstrating language's strong impact on concept formation.
A close up of a woman touching her pregnant stomach.

Air Pollution May Be Interfering With Prenatal Hormone Activity

Researchers from Rutgers University have uncovered the potential impact of exposure to air pollution on prenatal hormone health and infant reproductive development.
A young girl looking sad wearing headphones with the Breaking Science News logo over the top.

Why Are Women Underdiagnosed With Autism?

A study by Edge Hill University researchers reveals that a lack of understanding and gender bias hinders the identification of autistic females.
An older woman playing on a tablet with a young girl.

Gender Bias May Affect Female Autism Diagnosis

Researchers from Edge Hill University have found that there is a gender bias towards males when associating autistic traits, which may impact the identification of autism in females.
The nanowire neural network with the Breaking Science News logo.

Brain-Inspired Nanowire Network Learns “On the Fly” for Efficient Machine Learning

Researchers have developed a physical neural network that learns and remembers dynamically. The neural network, comprised of tiny nanowires, mimics the neural networks found in the brain.
Electrodes interacting with the nanowire neural network.

Nanowire Neural Network Learns Just Like the Human Brain

Artificial neural networks could provide a solution to many modern problems including medical diagnosis, face identification systems and data mining. However, typical physical neural networks require a large amount of data to be stored in memory.