Joana Vindeirinho, PhD,  —

Joana is a Science Writer at BioNews. She is a cell biologist with a PhD in neurobiology of disease (University of Coimbra, Portugal), focused on the role of the adenosinergic system in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy. She moved from research into high-impact medical editing in 2017, before shifting into a more direct science writing and communication role in 2022.

Articles by Joana Vindeirinho

ABBV-951 Found to Help Control Motor Symptoms in Phase 3 Trial

ABBV-951, a continuous infusion formulation of levodopa/carbidopa that’s administered under the skin, improved “on” time and decreased “off” time when compared with standard oral therapy in people with advanced Parkinson’s disease. Those are the results of a randomized Phase 3 clinical trial testing the experimental formulation in more than…

Experimental Therapy Anle138b Shows Promise as Diagnostic Tracer

The small molecule anle138b, an experimental therapy for Parkinson’s disease, was shown in a study to bind to lipidic (fat) fibrils in alpha-synuclein protein clumps, suggesting it could also offer a new diagnostic approach for the disease. “The promising drug candidate anle138b … binds to lipidic alpha-synuclein structures. The drug…