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Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

Dr Nicoletta Charolidi is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, and a Volunteer at the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET). She is also a postdoctoral researcher at St George's University of London's Cardiovascular and Cell Sciences Institute, where her work focuses on first trimester pregnancy growth and placental vascular and molecular biology, and she works as a medical writer and subeditor for the Al Ain Fertility Center in the United Arab Emirates. Previously, she obtained her PhD from the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London's Faculty of Medicine, and went on to do postdoctoral research at University College London's Institute of Child Health. Her interests include writing about and promoting the public understanding of evidence-based science. 

BioNews Comment articles written by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi:
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A patchwork of policies: assisted conception and embryo research in Europe
14 January 2019 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
This session of the Progress Educational Trust's 2018 Annual Conference 'Make Do or Amend: Should We Update UK Fertility and Embryo Law?'¬†gave an overview of the regulatory framework of assisted conception and embryo research in Europe... [Read More]
The Real Cost of IVF
16 April 2018 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
'The Real Cost of IVF' event organised by Progress Educational Trust (PET), despite its an ambiguous title, had a very specific purpose: to acknowledge, discuss, and to raise awareness of the emotional and psychological price paid by people who undergo fertility treatment... [Read More]
Testing, Testing 1, 2, 3: PGS and PGD
26 September 2016 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
There was a captivating debate around the emerging genetic choices, legal framework and ethical issues from the use of PGS (pre-implantation genetic screening) and PGD (pre-implantation genetic diagnosis) at this event produced by the Progress Educational Trust (PET)... [Read More]
What is the germline?
21 December 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
We report from the first session of the annual conference of the Progress Educational Trust, titled 'From Three-Person IVF to Genome Editing: the Science and the Ethics of Engineering the Embryo', in which Professor Azim Surani discussed the germline... [Read More]
A TripAdvisor for fertility clinics - would you recommend it?
18 May 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
At this Progress Educational Trust event there was a lively debate about whether and how the HFEA should collect feedback from patients about fertility clinics across the UK and publish it on its website... [Read More]
Genetic conditions: How should your DNA be used in the 100,000 Genomes Project?
10 November 2014 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
At this Progress Educational Trust (PET) and Genomics England event on the use of data in the 100,000 Genomes Project, a panel of experts had the opportunity to reflect on the goals of the project and respond to audience questions... [Read More]

BioNews Review articles written by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi:
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Book Review: The Essential Fertility Guide
25 January 2016 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
For couples who have difficulty in conceiving naturally, this is an excellent guide by Professor Robert Winston on the main causes of infertility... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi:
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Healthy bone marrow may be important in fertility
23 September 2019 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
A study in mice suggests that bone marrow-derived stem cells may play a role in establishing pregnancy... [Read More]
NHS approves earlier use of 'game-changing' ovarian cancer drug
29 July 2019 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
Women in England with advanced ovarian cancer will now have access to a drug that could help halt the progression of their disease much earlier in their course of treatment... [Read More]
Father's nicotine use risks cognitive problems down the generations
22 October 2018 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
A father's smoking habit can cause cognitive deficits in the second and third generations, a study in mice has shown... [Read More]
First fetus to be enrolled in stem-cell transplant trial
4 June 2018 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
The first in utero stem cell transplant trial has welcomed its first baby - born after being treated in the womb with her mother's stem cells... [Read More]
Genome studies shed light on childhood cancers
5 March 2018 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
Two separate genomic studies of childhood cancers reveal differences compared with adult cancers, potentially opening new therapeutic avenues... [Read More]
Single molecule found for breast cancer spread
12 February 2018 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
Blocking a single molecule, the amino acid asparagine, can prevent breast cancer spread in mice, according to a new study... [Read More]
Study brings sickle-cell gene therapy one step closer
12 September 2016 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
A genetically engineered virus that triggers the production of an alternative form of haemoglobin has reversed the symptoms of sickle cell disease in mice... [Read More]
Chemotherapy during pregnancy could affect daughters' fertility
15 August 2016 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
A study has shown that the chemotherapy drug etoposide can affect the development of fetal ovarian tissue in mice... [Read More]
Stem-cell scientist loses doctorate over STAP controversy
9 November 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
In the aftermath of the STAP stem-cell controversy, Waseda University has revoked the doctorate degree of the stem-cell scientist Haruko Obokata... [Read More]
Stem cells show potential to restore fertility after chemotherapy
26 October 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
A stem-cell therapy in mice shows promise for reversing infertility in women who have received cancer treatment... [Read More]