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

Grants Support Researching Role of Non-neuronal Cell Types

Scientists at the Duke University School of Medicine have received two grants totaling $18 million to investigate how different cells in the brain and in the gut may foster the onset and progression of Parkinson’s disease. The grants from the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative will fund two…

Financing Supports Planned US Trial of Lecigon for Advanced Parkinson’s

Intrance Medical Systems has raised $8 million to support a planned U.S. clinical trial of its fixed-dose combination of levodopa, carbidopa, and entacapone in advanced Parkinson’s disease patients. The combo therapy, originally developed by Lobsor Pharmaceuticals and sold under the name Lecigon in Nordic countries —  Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and their…

Analyses: Gocovri Works Better to Lessen Off Episodes, Dyskinesia

Several new clinical trial data analyses support the benefits and superiority of Gocovri (amantadine) over other therapies in lessening off episodes — periods when levodopa treatments stop working and motor symptoms return — and involuntary movements called dyskinesia in people with Parkinson’s disease. These analyses compared Gocovri, marketed by…

Genetic Testing Costly, Hard to Access, Survey Shows

High prices, lack of access, and long waiting times are major barriers to people who want to undergo genetic testing for Parkinson’s disease, according to a survey by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS). Survey results will be presented at the MDS Virtual Congress 2021, held…