Post Archive by Month: 5 months

Why sisters Maggie and Helen will Cycle Kerala

Maggie’s Story I was inspired by my sister Helen to take on the challenge of cycling in Kerala this October, in support of Genesis Research Trust. Helen had ovarian cancer in her early twenties, she then underwent IVF and my niece Charlotte was born. She was a beautiful, apparently healthy, baby girl.  Tragically, for no reason that was predicted, it

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Dr Aylin Hanyaloglu’s research

Predicting and treating recurrent pregnancy loss  Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), is defined as 3 or more consecutive losses in the first trimester and affects ~2% couples. In addition to the physical and psychological trauma for the mother (and father), recurrent pregnancy loss increases the risk of problems in any subsequent pregnancy such as preterm delivery, premature rupture of membranes, fetal

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Ilpo Huhtaniemi’s research

Hormonal regulation of ovarian and testicular function The research of Professor Huhtaniemi’s group attempts to unravel hormonal regulation when the ovaries and testes are healthy or disturbed. We study the key genes involved in reproductive hormone production and action, and address the consequences of the alterations in their function on sexual development and fertility. Our special interest is to understand

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Nobuaki Kudo’s research

Chromosome cohesion Dr Nobuaki Kudo and his team are trying to understand how chromosomes are structurally organised and how this influences their functions. When cells divide, the chromosomes replicate and one of each chromosome is passed into the two daughter cells. About 10 years ago scientists discovered ‘glue proteins’ that connect replicated chromosomes to each other and noticed that these

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Vivette Glover’s research

Fetal programming We now realise that our long term health depends on an interaction between our genes and our environment, and also that the environment of the womb is highly important in having long-term effects on a child’s wellbeing later. This phenomenon is known as fetal programming. Our research has shown that if the mother is stressed or anxious while pregnant

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Nick Dibb’s research

Research into the treatment of gynaecological cancers and the regulation of stem cell growth Tumours consist of a mix of cancerous cells that have mutations (changes) that cause cancer together with normal cells, including cells that are also found in the blood stream called macrophages. The majority of early tumours are probably destroyed by our immune system but the tumours

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