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Yewande Pearse

Neuroscience

LA Biomed

Born and bred in North London, I am now a Research Fellow based at LA Biomed, in affiliation with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). I completed my PhD in Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry in 2016, which focused on the potential use of gene therapy for the treatment of Batten disease, a fatal neurological paediatric disease. I am now working on stem cell gene therapy using CRISPR-Cas9 to treat Sanfilippo Syndrome. Before completing my PhD, I worked in the areas of Stroke and Huntington's disease research and have also worked in a care capacity, with people living with Autism, suicidal ideation, dementia and HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorder.

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Opening Our Minds

Join five scientists as they explain the research behind new psychedelic treatments for mental illnesses

Yewande has authored 9 articles

A protein in your brain behaves like a virus, infecting your cells with memories

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Forming a protective shell, Arc moves from neuron to neuron

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Why scientists are transplanting artificially grown β€œbrains” into living brains

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Scientists are making major strides in growing fully functional "mini brains" -- but what are the ethics of such science?

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Are hallucinations a disease?

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They may be a symptom, but they are not necessarily harmful

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Meet Barbara McClintock, who used corn to decipher 'jumping genes'

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Through meticulous crossbreeding, she showed that DNA is far more complicated than scientists originally thought

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Can exercise counteract the effects of aging on our muscles?

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New research is making it seem increasingly likely – to a point

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Meet Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the astrophysicist who first noticed pulsars

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Through sheer tenacity she has forged a career in a male-dominated field

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A rare disease offers clues to how genes affect social behavior

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Williams syndrome is helping scientists understand the roots of sociality

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One great way to study brain diseases? 'Mini-brains' grown in dishes

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The more complex tissue structure offers new possibilities

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Advances in gene therapy could help cure a cruel childhood illness

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Most viruses make people sick. But we're learning to use them to deliver cures to complex diseases

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πŸ’© The human microbiome

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When it comes to the microbiome, one size does not fit all. Before you go recommending one probiotic over another, you might want to read ahead.

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Medical costs for older adults are going up. Self-care technology can help

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But how do we make new technology a daily habit?

Sophie Okolo

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Pulling all-nighters may damage your brain

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New research suggests bad sleep causes a build-up of plaque associated with Alzheimer's

Hannah Thomasy

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Like dogs? They're genetically modified organisms (from a certain point of view)

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Humanity's best friend, like crops and livestock, are the product of centuries of manipulation

Jackie Grimm

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The Graduate Research Fellowship Program favors elite schools – again

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The early-career grants, meant to boost diversity, end up perpetuating disparities

Kelsey Lucas

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