Bevin Fletcher
Digital Editor

Bevin Fletcher is the Digital Editor of Bioscience Technology, where she oversees editorial content for the website and the Bioscience Technology Weekly e-newsletter. She also regularly contributes to Laboratory Equipment, as well as oversees the production of the digital supplement, LabOutlook. Bevin graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and was previously a reporter at The Deal.  She writes on a variety of topics in the life sciences world such as genomics, disease research, neurology and biotechnology, and interviews researchers and industry experts on their work.

The human brain, the highly complex and still poorly understood epicenter of function, is hopefully going to become a little less mysterious.
8.3.2017
7:00am
Interim results from a 4-year PET scan study suggest that a significant number of patients being treated for Alzheimer’s disease may not actually have it at...
7.27.2017
7:30am
A team of scientists has identified two novel genes that impact a person’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s.
7.19.2017
8:00am
Researchers report new hope for treating bone loss and painful recurrent bone fractures associated with multiple myeloma bone cancer.
7.3.2017
8:00am
While still early, a new study reports that the disease process and motor symptoms of Huntington’s disease were reversed using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing methods...
6.29.2017
10:46am
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A new study tackles neuroscience from an evolutionary perspective, suggesting that humans’ past as hunter-gatherers laid the foundation for why our brains...
6.28.2017
10:57am
Scientists from around the globe are investigating drought-resistant crops, in hopes of mitigating potential effects of climate change on important food and...
6.27.2017
2:15pm
Simone T. Sredni, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pediatric neurosurgery has been working in pediatric brain cancer research for about 15 years. She said...
6.27.2017
1:40pm
Drug delivery ion pumps, created from organic electronic components and traditionally limited to use in mammalian systems, have now been used to regulate plant...
6.27.2017
1:35pm
Scientists restored serotonin to normal levels in mouse models of autism, and improved social behaviors tied to the condition after administering the FDA-...
6.27.2017
10:36am
There is an urgent need to ramp up the number of therapies entering the Alzheimer’s disease pipeline, according the Cleveland Clinic’s second annual analysis...
6.26.2017
10:57am
A new antibody has been developed that targets blood cancer in two ways, by killing the cancer cells directly and by pushing them out of the fostering bone...
6.23.2017
11:01am
Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant found in the skin and seeds of grapes has been touted for a variety of health benefits. Now, a new study from Penn State...
6.21.2017
10:59am
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Liquid biopsies for various cancers are being developed as non-invasive early detection methods that could save lives and offer a more personalized approach to...
6.20.2017
10:56am
A new study has detailed microscopic brain changes following a concussion, and outlined a probable mechanism for swelling that could lead to better treatments...
6.16.2017
10:45am
When people hear the word telomere they typically think of length and longevity. 3D Signatures, a Toronto-based, publicly funded company is taking a different...
6.15.2017
11:18am
In a prospective study, researchers used metabolomics to identify a potential new biomarker linked to the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s.
6.15.2017
11:15am
Researchers are repurposing a decades-old malaria drug to target a genetic mutation in patients with the inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
6.14.2017
10:00am
Sitting down for dinner? Extra red onions, please. This may become a new mantra for those wanting to stave off cancer, according to a new study from Canadian...
6.13.2017
10:15am
UCLA researchers developed a compound, known as a molecular tweezer, which disrupts the formation of toxic protein clumps and improved balance and movement in...
6.13.2017
10:14am
A new blood-brain barrier model made of self-assembling spheroids displays more accurate and reproducible features and functions than other current models,...
6.9.2017
11:17am
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Many people are familiar with the body’s 24-hour biological clock that follows a circadian rhythm and regulates things like sleep and wake cycles. However less...
6.8.2017
10:34am
A new study is providing more clues to the origin and progression of the most frequent tumors including those of colon, lung and breast cancer.
6.8.2017
10:32am
About 60 volunteers went on 2.5 mile hikes through the British countryside, each wearing a sock on the outside of one shoe, to help a group of UK researchers...
6.6.2017
10:37am
Three chemists from the University at Albany are joining forces to lay the groundwork for visualizing and understanding how RNA and protein molecules interact...
6.2.2017
11:47am
Researchers, reporting in Oncotarget, described efficacy results from the first 17 patients in a Phase 2 trial for the treatment of adult recurrent...
6.1.2017
10:31am
Australia-based regenerative medicine and stem cell company Cynata Therapeutics Ltd., announced that the first patient has been dosed with the company’s...
5.25.2017
10:40am
San Diego-based 3D bioprinting company Organovo, presented new preclinical data on its 3D bioprinted human liver tissues for the treatment of inborn errors of...
5.23.2017
10:14am
Researchers have developed a new technique that, if successful in humans, could replace traditional bone grafts for mending nonhealing limb fractures.
5.19.2017
2:18pm
Researchers from Cedars Sinai Medical Center have developed a new technique that, if successful in humans, could replace traditional bone grafts for mending...
5.19.2017
10:12am
Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes have discovered newly-developed cancer drugs may also provide a treatment option for heart failure patients.
5.17.2017
2:04pm
South Korean scientists recently published data showing that novel, cell-penetrating antibodies targeting the RAS gene family, produce anti-tumor activity in...
5.16.2017
10:07am
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the drug Radicava, also known as edaravone, for the treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This is...
5.15.2017
10:24am
Fruit flies typically depend on yeast as a main protein source, but have a natural tendency to seek out a quick fix of sugar. New research has found a small...
5.12.2017
10:39am
New safety risks were identified for nearly one out of every three drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the years following approval,...
5.11.2017
11:02am
A gene mutation may speed up memory loss and cognitive decline in people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a new study found.
5.10.2017
10:35am
In preclinical studies, researchers found adoptive T cell therapy was more effective against melanoma when combined with common platelet-inhibitors, such as...
5.9.2017
10:11am
Helen Torley, M.B, Ch.B., came across an interesting statistic last year. Out of the 44 publicly traded biotech companies in the thriving life science hub of...
5.8.2017
11:46am
Brazilian scientists have performed early preclinical studies that suggest a low dose of the antibiotic doxycycline may offer a potential treatment against...
5.5.2017
10:57am