Patricia Inácio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inácio

Biomarkers May Determine ALS Progression, Edaravone Response

Continuous monitoring of certain biomarkers in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may inform about the risk of disease progression and the response to edaravone, according to interim data from the ongoing REFINE-ALS biomarker study. Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America (MTPA), the developer of edaravone, recently shared these findings…

Eledon’s ALS Antibody AT-1501 Renamed Tegoprubart

The investigational antibody therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), AT-1501, will now be called tegoprubart, its maker, Eledon Pharmaceuticals, has announced. The change comes after the United States Adopted Names (USAN) Council selected tegoprubart as the unique generic, or nonproprietary, name for the therapy candidate. The company…

Gut Microbiome Changes Evident Before ALS Onset, Study Finds

A mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) carrying a mutation in the SOD1 gene showed alterations in the gut microbiome, followed by motor impairments and defects in enteric nervous system — the gut’s own autonomous nervous system — compared with healthy mice, a study found. These microbiome changes occurred…

Eikonoklastes Acquires License to Potential ALS Gene Therapy

Eikonoklastes Therapeutics has added a candidate gene therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases to its pipeline. The announcement follows the completion of a licensing agreement with the University of California San Diego. Brian Head, PhD, a professor with the university’s department of anesthesiology, and…

NurOwn Dosing Likely to Continue for ALS Patients in Its EAP

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients who completed the expanded access protocol (EAP) for NurOwn may soon be eligible for three additional doses of the cell-based therapy, BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics reported. EAPs, also known as compassionate use programs, are intended to make investigational therapies available outside of a clinical trial…

CNM-Au8 Slows Disease Progression in Limb, Bulbar Onset ALS

CNM-Au8, an investigational disease-modifying therapy for people with early amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), showed consistent clinical benefits in patients with both limb and bulbar onset disease, according to new analyses of RESCUE-ALS Phase 2 clinical trial data. In particular, the treatment significantly extended the time to disease progression —…