Autism Awareness Month: A Mother’s Reflection

Fiona Mylchreest reflects on what she’d really love for Mother’s Day next year during World Autism Awareness Month. Mothering Sunday is one of those weird things that I don’t really approve of but it’s still rather nice. It’s horribly commercial, but I love the cards my children make at school and the soggy bunches of … More Autism Awareness Month: A Mother’s Reflection

Your Mother May Know Best After All –  spotting the early signs of Autism in children

This April marks World Autism Awareness Month and so today we are taking a moment to think about this lifelong condition that affects 1 in 100 British people. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), commonly known only as Autism, is a condition that affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. People with Autism may behave and learn in ways … More Your Mother May Know Best After All –  spotting the early signs of Autism in children

Meeting Francois for British Heart Month

Dr Francois Sousa dos Santos, Borne PhD student, has been working as an Obstetrics and Gynaecology trainee in East London for the past three years. Originally from Portugal, he has recently moved to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to join Professor Mark Johnson’s research team at Borne to study the effect of heart disease on pregnancy. Besides undertaking … More Meeting Francois for British Heart Month

The art of doing nothing – An Insight into Pre-Eclampsia

A few years ago, Borne supporter and writer Amna K. Boheim wrote ‘The Art of Doing Nothing’, an honest and insightful blog post on her personal experience with pre-eclampsia. The author of ‘The Silent Children’ stayed true to her day-to-day experiences after returning home from hospital. Today, we would like to share her piece with … More The art of doing nothing – An Insight into Pre-Eclampsia

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