Patricia Inácio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inácio

Swedish Biobank Promises to Help Unveil Genetics of Parkinson’s

A new biobank in Sweden, containing blood samples from patients with Parkinson’s disease and age- and sex-matched healthy people — along with data regarding the individuals’ lifestyles and medical histories — may help researchers investigate the underlying mechanisms of the neurodegenerative disorder and find new treatments. The biobank is…

Investigational Immunotherapy ImmCelz Shows Promise in Mice

Creative Medical Technology Holdings has extended the applications of its investigational “regenerative immunotherapy” ImmCelz to include Parkinson’s disease, after seeing positive preclinical data from a mouse model of the disease, according to a company press release. ImmCelz inhibited the onset of Parkinson’s symptoms in a mouse model of the…

Parkinson’s May Impair Perception of Movement in Abstract Art

People with Parkinson’s disease have an altered perception of movement when viewing abstract art as compared with their age- and education-matched healthy peers, a study found. These results suggest that motor responses, aesthetic appreciation, and motion are somehow linked — and that altered neurological function, such as that observed…

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