World AIDS Day: Investigating HIV and Pregnancy with a Borne Scientist

Today marks World AIDS Day, a day where we come together to raise awareness and support people around the world who live with HIV. Here at Borne we are working to see how HIV can disrupt the immune system and affect pregnancy. Alex Cocker, Borne PhD student, heads up our study on the Immunological Impact of … More World AIDS Day: Investigating HIV and Pregnancy with a Borne Scientist

World Prematurity Day: For Me, a Day of Happiness, Sadness and Hope

I have five fabulous children.  That’s the happiness.  All five were born prematurely, which sounds crazy, I know. But the thing is, we never knew why.  I wasn’t kite-surfing or living on cabbage soup.  There was no obvious reason, no drug to take, no behaviour to change. My middle son managed to survive inside me … More World Prematurity Day: For Me, a Day of Happiness, Sadness and Hope

Our Research: Understanding Uterus Function will help us Understand Preterm Labour

Human labor is miraculous. After 40 weeks of pregnancy, the uterus simply begins to contract and, some hours later, a baby is born.  The woman is unable to voluntarily control the onset of labor, the strength of the contractions, or how often they occur.  Essentially the uterus appears to have a mind of its own. … More Our Research: Understanding Uterus Function will help us Understand Preterm Labour

Profile of a Borne PhD Student

AnnieBelle 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 with Borne Founder Professor Mark Johnson and Borne Collaborator Professor Michael Crawford. In 2010, she gained her master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition at the … More Profile of a Borne PhD Student

Unlocking Professor Mark Johnson’s mind

Professor Mark Johnson co-founded Borne – a premature baby medical research charity based at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London in 2013. When he is not busy fundraising for his cause, Professor Johnson is in the Labour Ward delivering babies, researching in Borne’s labs with his PhD students or spending time with his family. 1. … More Unlocking Professor Mark Johnson’s mind