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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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Stem cell capsules repair heart damage in rats
24 August 2020 - by Dr Katie Howe
US researchers have developed a new way to heal damaged heart tissue by implanting capsules containing stem cells near to the heart... [Read More]
Delay in IVF treatment up to 180 days does not affect success rates
6 July 2020 - by Dr Katie Howe
Women who wait up to six months for fertility treatment have similar rates of live births to those who are treated within three months, according to data from an IVF clinic in the US... [Read More]
UK initiative to sequence coronavirus patient genomes
18 May 2020 - by Dr Katie Howe
Thirty-five thousand people in the UK with COVID-19 will have their genetic code analysed to understand how a person's genes affect how they react to the virus... [Read More]
Fresh donor eggs better for IVF than frozen
17 February 2020 - by Dr Katie Howe
Using fresh donated eggs for IVF leads to slightly better birth outcomes than frozen, according to the largest comparison of fresh and frozen donor eggs for IVF to date... [Read More]
Diet has rapid effects on sperm quality
6 January 2020 - by Dr Katie Howe
Diet can influence sperm quality after just a few weeks according to a small study from Sweden's Linkoping University... [Read More]
US bid to take action against 'fertility' supplements
25 November 2019 - by Dr Katie Howe
A health watchdog group have petitioned US regulators to take action against the manufacturers of 39 dietary supplements that claim to aid fertility... [Read More]
Sperm counts higher in men who eat a Mediterranean diet
27 October 2019 - by Dr Katie Howe
Men who follow a Mediterranean-style diet have higher sperm counts than men who eat unhealthily, according to a small new research study... [Read More]
Lack of vaginal bacteria linked to ovarian cancer
15 July 2019 - by Dr Katie Howe
Women who have fewer protective bacteria in the vagina may be at increased risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to new research... [Read More]
US scientists push for mitochondrial donation legalisation
29 April 2019 - by Dr Katie Howe
Scientists and patient advocates are lobbying US lawmakers to allow mitochondrial donation to be used to help avoid severe mitochondrial disease... [Read More]
10-year limit on egg freezing is 'debilitating' for women, says former HFEA chair
28 January 2019 - by Dr Katie Howe
Fertility experts are campaigning for the UK government to review current legislation which means women who freeze their eggs must use them within 10 years... [Read More]