Joana Vindeirinho, PhD,  —

Joana is a Science Writer at BioNews. She is a cell biologist with a PhD in neurobiology of disease (University of Coimbra, Portugal), focused on the role of the adenosinergic system in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy. She moved from research into high-impact medical editing in 2017, before shifting into a more direct science writing and communication role in 2022.

Articles by Joana Vindeirinho

Probiotic Prevents Neurodegeneration in ALS Worm Models

The bacterial strain Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus HA-114 prevents neurodegeneration and preserves motor function in worm models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study reports. This protective effect was linked to the fat molecules, called fatty acids, found in this strain, which helped restore fat metabolism in the mitochondria —…