Andrea Lobo,  —

Andrea Lobo is a Science writer at BioNews. She holds a Biology degree and a PhD in Cell Biology/Neurosciences from the University of Coimbra-Portugal, where she studied stroke biology. She was a postdoctoral and senior researcher at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health in Porto, in drug addiction, studying neuronal plasticity induced by amphetamines. As a research scientist for 19 years, Andrea participated in academic projects in multiple research fields, from stroke, gene regulation, cancer, and rare diseases. She authored multiple research papers in peer-reviewed journals. She shifted towards a career in science writing and communication in 2022.

Articles by Andrea Lobo

Samples From ALS Patients in Phase 3 NurOwn Trial Open to Researchers

Biological samples from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients who took part in the Phase 3 clinical trial of NurOwn, a cell-based therapy, are being donated by BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics to a repository for use by the research community. The samples include blood and spinal fluid (cerebrospinal fluid or CSF)…

Trial of QRL-201, Aiming to Slow ALS Progression, Opening in Canada

Health Canada has given a green light to QurAlis‘ request to open a Phase 1 clinical trial of QRL-201, its candidate antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) molecule to protect and repair nerve cells, slowing disease progression, in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The global trial, called ANQUR (NCT05633459), will…