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.
An alternative method of recycling mitochondria — the cell’s powerhouses — that involves pushing damaged mitochondria out of cells, seems to play a role in Parkinson’s disease, according to a ... Read more
Throughout 2020, Parkinson’s News Today brought you daily coverage of important discoveries, treatment advancements, preclinical and clinical studies, and other relevant events related to Parkinson’s disease. We are looking ... Read more
Patients with Parkinson’s disease are two times more likely to commit suicide than people from the general population, according to data from a Taiwanese population-based study. Importantly, this increased ... Read more
Metabolic pathways involving uric acid and homocysteine may play a role in the onset of peripheral neuropathy in patients with Parkinson’s disease, a study suggests. The study, “Peripheral Neuropathy ... Read more
Eisai is partnering with Wren Therapeutics to advance the discovery of new small molecule compounds capable of reducing the misfolding and aggregation of alpha-synuclein, the underlying cause of different ... Read more