Dipl.-Ing. Sonja Schmitzer

Profession: Medical journalist

Schon seit meiner Schulzeit fasziniert mich die medizinische und biologische Forschung. Als Ingenieurin für molekulare Biotechnologie arbeitete ich zunächst in der pädiatrischen Onkologie der Charité, bevor ich meine Leidenschaft zum Beruf machte: Ich schreibe als freie Fachjournalistin über Lifescience-Themen. Mehr Informationen finden Sie auf meiner Webseite .

My articles:

Metastases: The Palm Oil Receptor

It was previously unclear which tumour cells are able to metastasise. For this to happen, apparently certain fat-sensitive receptors, which the metastasising cells carry in their membrane, are necessary. High-fat foods, palm oil in particular, promote metastasis. more...

21.02.2017

Wound Healing: A Flawless Future

Wounds leave scars behind. However that situation could soon change. Cell biologists have discovered a natural healing process that can regrow injured skin, leaving it scar-free. The key to this lies in the regeneration of hair follicles and fat cells. more...

07.02.2017

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: An Explanation That’s Not So Irritating

The symptoms of IBS can have a serious impact on the daily lives of those affected. The diagnosis "functional disorder for which there is no organic cause" is unsatisfying. Researchers have now discovered a genetic defect that can explain many symptoms. more...

31.01.2017

Pink Viagra: The Big Frigidity Tester

By some it's eagerly desired so as to save their marriages, by others it's demonised as an ineffective remedy for a non-existent problem: the lust pill for women is about to be approved in the US. Is it high time? Or is an unsafe brew being pushed through? more...

06.07.2015

The Healthy Are Dying Out

Apparently, ubiquitous access to medication and medical care does not improve the subjective perception of one's health among members of the population. Despite medical advances, people feel more ill than they did 25 years ago. What is going wrong with all those more...

22.06.2015

Particulate Matter: Dementia Is In The Air

Anybody who lives on a busy street has to have concerns about his or her brain functions. Even a small increase in the concentration of particulate matter has a negative effect: silent brain infarcts are accumulating, which among other things increases the risk of more...

05.06.2015

Emulsifiers: Colitis for breakfast

After sweeteners last year ended up being the suspects as the possible cause of glucose intolerance, now the evidence is piling up that emulsifiers have a role of partial responsibility in the huge increase in inflammatory diseases in recent decades. more...

20.05.2015

Night work: Death on the job?

Working, while others are sleeping, is part of the medical routine – and unhealthy. A recent American study reinforces previous findings: whoever works at night has a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and lung cancer. more...

05.03.2015

Toxins: Scorpio Kills Cancer

Proteins and peptides from the venom of scorpions and other venomous animals are potentially effective weapons against solid tumours. What was already known through experience in traditional medicine now features on the basis of nanoparticles in modern therapies. more...

05.02.2015

Triclosan: The dirty side of the soap bar

On account of its antibacterial effects triclosan is added to many wash lotions and detergents. Recent studies indicate that the substance could also promote liver cancer. Above all, hospital staff are at risk. more...

20.01.2015

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