Joana holds a BSc in Biology, a MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — cells that made up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns.
A recently discovered inflammatory mechanism triggered by Schwann cells — specialized cells that produce the protective myelin sheath around neurons — in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) can be alleviated with ... Read more
Scientists have developed a new method to validate antibodies for research, demonstrating its effectiveness by using the protein encoded by the C9ORF72 gene, which, when mutated, may cause amyotrophic ... Read more
Collaborative Medicinal Development (CMD) has enrolled the first patient in its Phase 2/3 clinical trial assessing the safety and efficacy of CuATSM, an investigational therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ... Read more
Use of reldesemtiv in a clinical trial in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients led to a slower decline in muscle control needed for speech relative to placebo, a study reports. The ... Read more
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has issued a two-year research grant totaling $758,121 to support a group of scientists from the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Innovation ... Read more
Mutations causing a complete loss of function of the SOD1 gene lead to severe motor problems, a case study reports, calling for caution in research into silencing this gene as ... Read more
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