Kate Bass

Kate Bass

Feature Writer

B.Sc.

Biochemistry and Pharmacology

Kate always had a flair for writing, and as a child, commonly entertained herself by writing books or TV shows.

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While at middle school, Kate’s passion for science was uncovered by a teacher who she still remembers to this day. Kate was fascinated by the many complicated processes of the human body, and how it is possible to measure the effects of numerous factors, such as exercise, light, and eating and drinking, on the functions of the body. There was no going back; she was hooked.

During biology A level classes, many of Kate’s questions elicited the same response "You will have to do a biochemistry degree to find that out". She was keen to learn all the details, so that is exactly what she did.

Despite being engrossed in her new-found passion for research, Kate did not forget her  love of words and combined the two.

Aged 17 years, she was runner up in the Daily Telegraph Young Science Writer Award for an article she wrote, detailing novel treatment strategies for Parkinson's disease, a condition from which her great uncle was suffering at the time.

She was rewarded with a subscription to the magazine New Scientist, which she continued to self-fund thereafter.

On graduating from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne with a Bachelor’s of Science (B.Sc.) in Biochemistry, Kate started to take more of an interest in the job section of the New Scientist. One day, she noticed an advertisement for a medical writer. With the confidence of youth, she ignored the stipulation for 2 years of experience and applied straight away.

To her delight, and surprise, Kate was the candidate selected for the job and quickly moved to the other side of the country, knowing no-one, to take up her position as medical writer for a global pharmaceutical company.

Kate has been a medical writer ever since. During that time, she has gained experience in writing a wide variety of scientific material for range of audiences, including manuscripts, scientific abstracts/posters, white papers, newsletters, news articles, clinical trial reports, website content, and e-learning modules. She has also travelled a lot to Europe and the Far East, organising symposia at medical congresses and standalone meetings.

Kate’s passion for new biomedical discoveries remains, and her work with News Medical provides a unique but great way of keeping up with the latest research across many different areas of science and medicine.

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Articles from Kate

Low fiber, high salt diets responsible for one in five deaths worldwide

Low fiber, high salt diets responsible for one in five deaths worldwide

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Lab-grown blood vessels provide hope for dialysis patients

Greater support needed for women seeking abortion

Greater support needed for women seeking abortion

Bedtime protein shake may boost muscle building

Bedtime protein shake may boost muscle building

Second-ever case of semi-identical (sesquizygotic) twins

Second-ever case of semi-identical (sesquizygotic) twins

Heart attacks more likely to be fatal in women and rates are rising

Heart attacks more likely to be fatal in women and rates are rising

Inflammation in middle age may indicate increased risk of dementia in later life

Inflammation in middle age may indicate increased risk of dementia in later life

Blood-clotting factor may cause Alzheimer's disease

Blood-clotting factor may cause Alzheimer's disease

Scientists discover brain cells responsible for direction and memory

Scientists discover brain cells responsible for direction and memory

Planet friendly diets are not only good for the environment, but also your health

Planet friendly diets are not only good for the environment, but also your health