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

BrainStorm drops FDA application for NurOwn

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics is withdrawing the application requesting U.S. approval of its cell-based therapy NurOwn for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The decision comes on the heels of a recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee meeting, in which experts ruled nearly unanimously…

Aruna Bio’s AB126 eased inflammation in ALS mouse model

Aruna Bio‘s investigational therapy AB126 significantly eased inflammation in the spinal cord and extended survival in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the company announced. The therapy, which is expected to treat several other neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory disorders, also significantly reduced the levels of neurofilament…

New platform may help to ID cognitive problems in ALS

A new home-based neurocognitive platform from Cumulus Neurosciences is feasible to use and patient-friendly, and shows potential to identify cognitive problems and to discriminate between people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), those with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), and healthy individuals. That’s according to preliminary data from a first-in-class study,…

Phase 1 clinical trial of QRL-201 for ALS approved in the UK

An ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial of QurAlis’ experimental therapy QRL-201 in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is expected to open in the U.K. by the end of the year. The announcement follows the trial’s clearance by the country’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. “We look…

Clinical trial of oral ALS therapy SPG302 is enrolling in Australia

Spinogenix has launched a clinical trial in Australia to investigate its amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) treatment candidate SPG302 in patients and healthy volunteers. The first-in-human Phase 1 clinical trial (NCT05882695), which is recruiting up to 112 participants, is being conducted at the Nucleus Network Melbourne, Australia. Its…