Patrícia Silva, PhD, director of science content —

Patrícia holds a PhD in medical microbiology and infectious diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal. Her work in academia was mainly focused on molecular biology and the genetic traits of infectious agents such as viruses and parasites. Patrícia earned several travel awards to present her work at international scientific meetings. She is a published author of several peer-reviewed science articles.

Articles by Patrícia Silva

Novel Insights Into Neurodegenerative Diseases Linked to TDP-43

Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) recently revealed new insights into the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases. The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, is entitled “The Progranulin Cleavage Products, Granulins, Exacerbate TDP-43 Toxicity and Increase TDP-43 Levels”. Mutations in…

Sigma-Aldrich Collaborates With XCell Science to Advance Research in Neurological Diseases

Sigma-Aldrich Corporation recently announced it has established an agreement with XCell Science to launch genetically engineered human neural differentiated cells and the corresponding culture media to advance research in the neurological diseases field. Together with the product portfolio of Sigma-Aldrich, these new products offer unique tools relevant for the…