The Fertility Show, Manchester Central, 24-25 March 2018
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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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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]
Functional human eggs made from discarded genetic material
14 November 2016 - by Dr Katie Howe
US researchers have created functional eggs using DNA from small cells that normally form as waste products during egg development... [Read More]
Functional mouse eggs made from artificial stem cells
24 October 2016 - by Dr Katie Howe
Scientists in Japan are the first to have created live mouse pups from eggs that were made from stem cells... [Read More]
Research towards a developing a synthetic ovary
12 September 2016 - by Dr Katie Howe
Researchers in Belgium have taken the first steps towards producing a transplantable artificial ovary after demonstrating successful follicle survival in mice... [Read More]
Gene involved in egg and sperm production linked to Down's syndrome
15 August 2016 - by Dr Katie Howe
Researchers have identified an enzyme that helps ensure egg and sperm cells contain the right number of chromosomes... [Read More]