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.
Despite being safe and well-tolerated, foliglurax (PTX002331), an investigational therapy for Parkinson’s disease, failed to significantly reduce some of the effects associated with long-term use of levodopa, including its ... Read more
Activated immune T-cells can infiltrate the brain and promote neurodegeneration in non-human primate models of Parkinson’s during the chronic stages of the disease, a study has found. Results of the ... Read more
Tasigna (nilotinib), an approved leukemia medication being tested as a repurposed treatment for Parkinson’s disease, was found to be safe and increased the levels of dopamine in the brain of ... Read more
Sprint running is a safe and feasible form of physical exercise for people with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s disease. That is the conclusion reached in the study, “Sprint exercise for subjects ... Read more
Tasigna (nilotinib), an approved leukemia medication being tested as a repurposed treatment for Parkinson’s disease, failed to show any clinically meaningful benefits in a Phase 2 trial, the study’s steering ... Read more
Levels of neurofilament light chain (NfL) — a protein found in blood plasma — may be a useful biomarker of disease progression for Parkinson’s, a study says. The study, ... Read more
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