Alejandra has a PhD in Genetics from São Paulo State University (UNESP) and is currently working as a scientific writer, editor, and translator. As a writer for BioNews, she is fulfilling her passion for making scientific data easily available and understandable to the general public. Aside from her work with BioNews, she also works as a language editor for non-English speaking authors and is an author of science books for kids.
Sarepta Therapeutics announced that the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted its application for a priority review of golodirsen (SRP-4053), a potential treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients amenable ... Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) selected Wave Life Sciences‘ Phase 2/3 trial assessing the efficacy and safety of WVE-210201 (suvodirsen) in Duchenne muscular dystrophy for its pilot program for complex innovative ... Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to Myonexus Therapeutics‘ MYO-102, a gene therapy for limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2D (LGMD 2D), the company announced. The ... Read more
Body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure are modifiable factors that could help to slow heart deterioration in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), according to a retrospective study. The study, ... Read more
Metformin, a diabetes treatment, eased disease progression and improved muscle function in female — and, to a lesser extent, in male — mice altered to have congenital muscular dystrophy with laminin α2 ... Read more