Zaria Gorvett


Zaria Gorvett is a freelance science writer based in the UK. She graduated with a bachelors degree in biological science from the University of Exeter, UK and a masters degree in medical microbiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.

Stories by Zaria Gorvett

Diagnosis Without Doctors: Could PCs Replace GPs?

Computers may not have much by way of bedside manner, but they can carry out tasks human doctors can’t, processing gigabytes of data for a more personalized diagnosis.

What Chocolate Footsteps Reveal About The Brain

Apart from having a fascinating perspective of our everyday experience, people with synesthesia could also teach us about how our senses work in the first place.

Big Data Versus The Next Big Outbreak

We now have vast amounts of information at our fingertips; could we use it to tackle some of the most challenging and complex public health issues the world is facing today?

Let Them Eat Waste: The Microbes Helping To Clean Up Fukushima

Dealing with radioactive waste is a tall order, but the solution could lie with very small microorganisms.

The Era of Nanorobots: How Technology Is Reinventing Medicine

Biomedical engineers have a new futuristic platform to take cancer head on.

Charging Your Mind: Electrifying Treatments For The Brain

Zaria Gorvett describes an ancient surgical procedure called deep brain stimulation that is gaining popularity as a treatment for neurologic and psychiatric disorders.

The Unsung Heroes Of Biomedical Research

Asian Scientist Magazine brings you the motley crew of model organisms that pioneered discovery in the 21st century.

The Great Gene Rush

Forget gold, companies are now trying to make money from a rich new source—the human genome. But is this good or bad for research innovation? Zaria Gorvett discusses.

Pests, Clones & The Imperiled Banana

The global banana trade is dominated by a single clone: the Cavendish. However, the ease and affordability of growing a single variety comes at a heavy price, Zaria Gorvett writes.