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Dr Katie Howe

Dr Katie Howe is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, and Research Communications Manager at a London hospital. She obtained her PhD from University College London, where she worked with Professor John Carroll and Dr Greg FitzHarris on the mechanisms of chromosome segregation in mammalian oocytes and embryos. Previously she studied Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at the University of Oxford, where she worked with Dr John Parrington on the role of a novel sperm protein at fertilisation. She previously worked as Science Engagement Manager at the British Library. She tweets as @KatieAHowe


BioNews News articles written by Dr Katie Howe:
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Sperm quality is seasonal, suggests study
22 October 2018 - by Dr Katie Howe
Men produce the higher quality sperm in autumn and spring, according to a large study in the USA... [Read More]
First genomics study of African women may help fight breast cancer
28 August 2018 - by Dr Katie Howe
Genome sequencing has been used to shed light on the genetic causes of breast cancer in African woman and develop a model to predict breast cancer risk... [Read More]
Men's testosterone levels largely determined by environment
2 July 2018 - by Dr Katie Howe
Childhood environment, rather than genetics or ethnicity, is the major factor influencing men's testosterone levels, according to research led by the University of Durham... [Read More]
Sperm proteins may help understand infertility
21 May 2018 - by Dr Katie Howe
Scientists have demonstrated how certain molecules are vital for maintaining the shape of sperm cells, which may have implications for understanding male fertility... [Read More]
New twist in the tail of human sperm discovered
26 February 2018 - by Dr Katie Howe
A corkscrew-like structure in the tip of sperm tails has been identified by researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The structure could help sperm to swim in the right direction or enable them to swim rapidly... [Read More]
Lack of vitamin D linked to lower birth rates after fertility treatment
20 November 2017 - by Dr Katie Howe
Women who had fertility treatments were a third less likely to deliver a baby if they had low levels of vitamin D, compared with women who sufficient vitamin D, a review study has found... [Read More]
Drug protects mice against cancer treatment infertility
11 September 2017 - by Dr Katie Howe
An existing drug has been shown to protect eggs from radiation and chemotherapy damage in research carried out in mice... [Read More]
Western sperm counts fall by half in past 40 years
31 July 2017 - by Dr Katie Howe
Sperm counts of men in developed nations¬†have fallen by 52 percent in the last 40 years... [Read More]
100-year-old method to flush fallopian tubes may cut need for IVF
22 May 2017 - by Dr Katie Howe
Flushing the fallopian tubes of infertile women with poppyseed oil increases their chances of conceiving, according to a new study... [Read More]
First genome editing of normal human embryos
13 March 2017 - by Dr Katie Howe
Chinese scientists have successfully¬†used genome editing to correct mutations in viable human embryos for the first time... [Read More]