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Sarah Whelan, PhD

Science Writer


Sarah joined Technology Networks in 2022 after completing a PhD in cancer biology, where her research focused on the development of colon cancers. In her role as science writer and editor, Sarah covers scientific news and a range of other content types, leading the site's coverage of drug discovery, biopharma and cancer research content.


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Published Content
Total: 230
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News

Targeting Cellular Stress-Controlling Gene Suppresses Brain Cancer Growth in Mice

Researchers have identified a gene that links cancer cells’ ability to cope with DNA replication stress to cancer growth, also highlighting a potential strategy to combat aggressive brain cancers like glioblastoma.
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News

Americans May Take Prescription Drugs for Around Half Their Lives

A new study examining trends in prescription drug use in the US suggests that Americans born in 2019 are expected to take prescription medications for roughly half their lives.
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News

Motherhood May Permanently “Rewire” the Mouse Brain

Pregnancy hormones can promote parental behavior in mice by altering a small region of neurons in the brain, suggests a new study. The research also suggests that this “rewiring” leads to stronger parental responses to pups.
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News

Ketamine Nasal Spray Sees Success in Trial for Treatment-Resistant Depression

A new clinical trial has shown that ketamine nasal spray treatment in patients with treatment-resistant depression led to higher rates of remission than standard intervention with the antipsychotic drug quetiapine.
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News

Study Supports Evidence of Link Between Balding and Skin Cancer

A new genetic study has examined the relationship between male pattern baldness and skin cancer, suggesting that increased sun exposure may be at least partly responsible for this link – not dysregulated testosterone levels.
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News

Exercise-Mimicking Drug Helps Mice Lose Weight and Boost Endurance

A new study has detailed the potential of a new drug to mimic the beneficial effects of exercise in mouse models. The drug induced weight loss and improved endurance in obese mice, enabling them to run 50% further and lose 12% of their body weight.
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Industry Insight

New Facility Aims To Accelerate Cell Therapy Development

Technology Networks spoke to the CEO of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Cellerator, Dr. Thomas H.R. Carlsen, to find out more about their new world-class facility that will focus on upscaling cell therapy development.
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News

Stem Cell Transplants May Safely Slow MS Progression, Suggests Study

A new study has suggested that stem cell transplants using a patient’s own stem cells can safely slow the progression of relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) and should be considered as the standard-of-care for severe disease.
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News

New Technique Modifies Single Cells To Create Genetic “Mosaic” Organs

A new technique has been developed that allows different genes to be “switched off” in individual cells within an organ to create a “mosaic” of genetically modified cells, which shed light on the origins of a rare genetic disorder.
Artibeus jamaicensis, the Jamaican fruit bat.
News

How Bats’ Genomes May Help Them Avoid Cancer and Survive Viruses

A new study has analyzed the genomes of bats to investigate their ability to tolerate viral infections and avoid cancer – findings that could have implications for our knowledge of human cancers as well as virus transmission from animals.
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