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.
Simvastatin, a widely-used cholesterol-lowering medication, failed to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, according to data from a Phase 2 trial. Based on these findings, it was decided that ... Read more
A potential Parkinson’s treatment called cerebral dopamine neurotrophic factor (CDNF) continues to be safe and well tolerated by patients with moderate disease using it for up to one year in a ... Read more
Women and underweight individuals with Parkinson’s disease are more likely to experience troublesome episodes of dyskinesia when receiving levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel, a formulation of levodopa and carbidopa infused into ... Read more
Scientists have found that switching off TET2, a gene that provides instructions to make an enzyme that alters the activity of certain genes, can lower inflammation and neurodegeneration associated ... Read more
The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) is supporting six different funding programs for projects related to Parkinson’s disease, with applications now being accepted. The six Requests for Applications (RFAs) ... Read more
Weight gain after stopping to smoke tobacco does not significantly minimize for men the protection that smoking is thought to bring against a likelihood developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a Korean ... Read more
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