Joana Carvalho, PhD, managing science editor —

Joana holds a bachelor’s in biology, a Master of Science 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 — those that make up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns. In addition to several research fellowships, she was awarded two Erasmus scholarships to conduct part of her studies in France.

Articles by Joana Carvalho

Nourianz Reduces Duration of ‘Off Periods’ in Parkinson’s Patients with and without Dyskinesia, Analysis Finds

When used as an add-on treatment to carbidopa-levodopa, Nourianz (istradefylline) reduced the duration of “off periods” — when symptoms are not adequately controlled — and increased the duration of “on periods” in Parkinson’s disease patients with and without pre-existing dyskinesia, a pooled analysis of several clinical trials…

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