Joana is currently completing her PhD in Biomedicine and Clinical Research at Universidade de Lisboa. She also holds a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology from Universidade de Lisboa. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — cells that make up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug status to Apic Bio‘s APB-102, an investigational gene therapy aiming to treat familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) associated with ... Read more
The Chinese caterpillar fungus (Hirsutella sinensis), used in traditional Chinese medicine, minimized motor neuron loss and extended the lifespan in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a ... Read more
Posture impairments in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are linked to deficits in trunk control and in the mechanisms that control the body’s response to surface tilts. Moreover, these abnormalities ... Read more
Caregivers of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and progressive muscular atrophy (PMA) say a Dutch support program — one based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy — empowered them ... Read more
Histamine-related genes are promising disease biomarkers and therapeutic targets to slow amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) progression, a mouse study suggests. The study, “Histaminergic transmission slows progression of amyotrophic lateral ... Read more
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