Glioblastoma: Jessica’s Story (Guest Post)

Hello, my name is Jessica. Who am I? I am a mother of 2 young boys, under 5, but this isn’t about them. I’m just a proud mother. I’ll be 30 this year, and, unfortunately, on top of all that I have brain cancer. A grade IV glioblastoma to be exact. What were my symptoms?…

Cancer Factsheet: Glioblastoma and the Need for Targeted Cancer Therapies

What is Glioblastoma? Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive form of brain tumour. It is an extremely fast-growing cancer which has no known cure. Glioblastomas are named for the cells they form in; glial cells. Though the brain is best known for having billions of neurons, 90% of brain matter is made from glial…

Swedish Scientist Attempts to Edit Genome of Healthy Embryo in World First

Earlier this year we reported that British scientists had been given the go ahead to begin gene editing on human embryos. Assistant Professor Fredrik Lanner of the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm has beaten these scientists to the punch, and in a world-first has already attempted to edit the genome of a healthy embryo. Using Crispr-Cas9, a gene-editing technology first developed by Martin…

Guest Post: A Superfast Look at Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (now called Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder in the UK) can be regarded by some professionals with trepidation. BPD has many traits and can affect individuals in many different ways; this is in part due to the DSM IV TR requiring an individual to meet 5 out of a possible 9 criteria to…