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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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Antimalarial Compounds Show Promise in Treating PCOS

PCOS affects 10–13% of women worldwide. A new study, published in Science, investigates the therapeutic potential of antimalarial compounds for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
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Fathers' Influence on Newborn Gut Microbiota

A recent study indicates that fathers play a role in shaping the microbial composition of a newborn’s gut. The paper also investigated the use of maternal fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in aiding colonization in babies.
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Menstrual Cycle Health: What’s the Latest Research?

Dating back to ancient Greek culture, where the word “menstruation” is derived from the Latin and Greek word for moon – mene, the complexity of the menstrual cycle, and its impact on women’s health, has captivated researchers for centuries.
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Enhanced Mental Agility: Women Perform Better During Their Period

A new study from University College London and the Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health (ISEH) investigated how the menstrual cycle can affect sport-related mental cognition.
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The Basic Principles of Western Blotting

Learn about the basic principles of western blotting in our latest episode of Teach Me in 10.
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Menstrual Cycles Are Starting Earlier in Younger Generations

A new study from Harvard University investigated trends in the timing of when girls start their first period. The paper, published in JAMA Network Open, raises implications for women’s health across generations.
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Industry Insight

Professor Ulf Landegren Discusses Advances in Spatial Biology and 3D Sequencing

In a recent interview, Professor Ulf Landegren shared his perspectives on the future of spatial biology, discussed novel developments in 3D sequencing and outlined why this approach is capturing the attention of researchers worldwide.
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Viruses and Cancer – From Cause to Cure

Learn about viruses and cancer in our latest episode of Teach Me in 10.
A woman in a hospital in labor.

Epidural Associated With a Reduction in Serious Post-Birth Complications

In a new study, researchers have found that receiving an epidural during childbirth may reduce the risk of serious complications in the first few weeks after giving birth.
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Increased Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy Associated With Neurobehavioral Issues in Infants

In a new study, researchers from the University of Florida investigate the link between fluoride exposure in pregnancy and neurobehavioral issues in infants.