Nihad’s Story

Nihad’s Story Nihad Abdelaziz is the first patient to be recruited for Borne’s initial clinical trial programme for pregnant women. The programme will test a combination of cAMP agonist, aminophylline, with progesterone as a potential treatment to delay the...

When I grow up, I want to be…

When I grow up, I want to be… – by Dr Alice Varley Women’s accomplishments, particularly in science, can often be forgotten from our history books. To mark International Women’s Day and British Science Week, Borne scientist Alice Varley shares one female...

Meeting Francois for British Heart Month

Meeting Francois for British Heart Month Dr Francois Sousa dos Santos, Borne PhD student, is investigating the effect of heart disease on pregnancy. February is National Heart Month, and so we sat down to talk to him about about his project, how he got involved in...

Understanding Uterus Function

UNDERSTANDING UTERUS FUNCTION WILL HELP US UNDERSTAND PRETERM LABOUR The pregnant uterus and the brain are the only two remaining organs in the human body where there is scientific disagreement on how they actually work. A better understanding of uterus function is...

Profile of a Borne PhD Student

NUTRITION & PRETERM BIRTH: PROFILE OF A BORNE PHD STUDENT AnnieBelle Sassine is a Lebanese licensed dietician and a PhD student at Imperial College. She is working on a project that links nutrition to pregnancy complications, preterm labour and fetal development...

Inside Professor Mark Johnson’s Mind

INSIDE PROFESSOR MARK JOHNSON’S MIND We speak to Professor Mark Johnson, Founder of Borne, about his path to preterm birth research and why he founded the charity. “What inspired you to get into medicine?” I was looking for some way to work with...

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