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

Gocovri Improves Dyskinesia in Parkinson’s Patients Over Long Term, Phase 3 Trial Shows

Gocovri (amantadine) extended release oral capsules provided long-term improvements of motor complications in Parkinson’s disease patients, according to results from a Phase 3 clinical trial. Gocovri, developed by Adamas Pharmaceuticals, is the only medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of dyskinesia — involuntary, jerky movements…

New Brain PET Scanner Shows Promise for Earlier and Less Expensive Diagnosis of Parkinson’s

A new brain scanner, which is 10 times less expensive and much smaller than current models, has the potential to significantly improve the diagnosis of dementia linked to neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The scanner, which uses Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging, is…

#AAN2018 – Neural Stem Cell-Based Therapy is Safe, May Benefit Patients, Early Test Results Suggest

Human neural stem cells show promise as therapy for Parkinson’s disease, according to six-month interim results of Phase 1 trial. The therapy’s developer, International Stem Cell’s Corporation subsidiary Cyto Therapeutics, will present the results at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting in Los Angeles, April 21-27. Parkinson’s News Today will be…

2 Markers of Parkinson’s Progression May Help Trials in Newly Diagnosed Patients, Study Says

Clinical trials in patients with early stage Parkinson’s may benefit from assessing markers of disease progression — namely, changes in the Movement Disorder Society (MDS)-Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS) and dopamine transporter imaging, according to five-year results in a major observational study. The study, “Longitudinal Change of Clinical…