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Sarah Whelan

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Sarah joined Technology Networks in May 2022 after completing a master’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Kent and a PhD in cancer biology from the University of Leicester, where her research focused on the development of colon cancers. In her role as a science writer and editor, Sarah covers scientific news and a range of other scientific content for the site.

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Could We Slow Aging by Rejuvenating Old Blood Stem Cells?

New research has suggested that rejuvenating an older person’s blood stem cells may now be within reach.
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Dog Breed, Weight and Sex May Determine Best Age for Cancer Screening

A new study using data from over 3,000 dogs has revealed links between a dog's age at cancer diagnosis and their breed, weight and sex, potentially informing future cancer screening guidelines.
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Industry Insight

New Approaches for Cancer Therapies: Targeting the DNA Damage Response

We speak with Dr. Niall Martin, CEO of Artios Pharma, to learn more about the development of drugs to target the DNA damage response pathway in cancer.
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After 80 Years, Medical Mystery Behind Infant Deaths Is Finally Solved

An 80-year-long medical mystery has been solved, revealing the likely cause behind a number of infant deaths from kidney damage in the 1930s and '40s.
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Emotional “Blunting” From Common Antidepressants Explained

A new study has discovered the possible origins of emotional “blunting”, a side effect experienced by as many as one in two users who take a common class of antidepressants.
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Mechanisms of Protein Involved in Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer Uncovered

A new study has shown for the first time how the protein PCSK9 breaks down cholesterol receptors, a key step towards uncovering the mechanisms underpinning cardiovascular disease as well as certain cancers.
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Promising Parkinson's Disease Treatment Candidate Identified in Mouse Study

A new study has identified a promising drug candidate that can protect neurons from further degeneration in mouse models of Parkinson’s disease.
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Ancient Genomes Shed Light on Early Human Migration in North Asia

Researchers have shed light on the genetic makeup of ancient populations in North Asia, finding evidence of population movement from North America by studying the ancient genomes of individuals from as many as 7,500 years ago.
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Ancient DNA Reveals Clues for Scandinavia’s Genetic History

Researchers have studied ancient and modern Scandinavian genomes to understand the region's ancestry and gene flow over the past 2,000 years.
Industry Insight

Unlocking the Power of Spatial Biology

In this interview, we speak to Vikram Devgan at NanoString Technologies to learn more about how added context from spatial biology techniques can provide more detailed insights during tissue analysis.