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

Denali to Test Higher Doses of Potential Parkinson’s Therapy on Healthy Volunteers, With FDA’s Blessing

Denali Therapeutics says its experimental therapy for Parkinson’s disease, DNL201 — a small-molecule inhibitor of leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) — stopped an average 90 percent of LRRK2 kinase activity at its highest concentration. When the drug’s levels dropped to the lowest concentration (known as trough levels), it still inhibited…

Carbidopa Reduced Tumor Growth in Lab Studies of Cancer

Carbidopa, a medicine approved for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, also has shown anti-cancer effects in lab-grown human cells and mice, according to the results of a new study. The findings help explain why cancer incidence usually is lower in Parkinson’s patients — with the exception of skin cancer — and…