Andrea Lobo, PhD, science writer —

Andrea Lobo holds a PhD in cell biology/neurosciences from the University of Coimbra-Portugal, where she studied stroke biology. As a research scientist for 19 years, Andrea participated in academic projects in multiple research fields, including stroke, gene regulation, cancer, and rare diseases. She has authored multiple research papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Articles by Andrea Lobo

Final part of Phase 1 trial to test prosetin in ALS patients

Health Canada has cleared ProJenX to open the third part of its ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial and begin testing the experimental therapy prosetin in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The first two parts of the PRO-101 trial (NCT05279755) involved healthy participants and showed that the…

Blink reflex test may be biomarker to diagnose, monitor ALS

A test that assesses the electrical activity associated with blinking may help speed the diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and monitor disease progression in people with the condition, a study found. Findings showed that certain electrical waves can significantly distinguish people with ALS from healthy controls or…

ALS research center planned to open at Vanderbilt University

A neuroscientist with a specialty in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is joining the faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and will establish an ALS research center at the Nashville school. Véronique Belzil, PhD, whose work is focused on developing tailored treatments for people with ALS, also will serve…

£14.5M awarded toward ALS, other neurodegenerative disease projects

A partnership between LifeArc and the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is awarding £14.5 million (about $18.2 million) to seven research projects aimed at developing new tests, treatments, and devices for neurodegenerative diseases. “Our partnership with UK DRI allows us to identify and back the most promising translational…

FDA names CB03, aiming to protect neurons, an orphan drug for ALS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given orphan drug designation to CB03, Zhimeng Biopharma’s small molecule treatment candidate for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). CB03 is designed to bolster nerve cell health by regulating potassium channels on these cells, reducing the hyperexcitability that is damaging to…