Andrea Lobo,  —

Andrea Lobo is a Science writer at BioNews. She holds a Biology degree and a PhD in Cell Biology/Neurosciences from the University of Coimbra-Portugal, where she studied stroke biology. She was a postdoctoral and senior researcher at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health in Porto, in drug addiction, studying neuronal plasticity induced by amphetamines. As a research scientist for 19 years, Andrea participated in academic projects in multiple research fields, from stroke, gene regulation, cancer, and rare diseases. She authored multiple research papers in peer-reviewed journals. She shifted towards a career in science writing and communication in 2022.

Articles by Andrea Lobo

Blocking TRPC6 Calcium Channel May Help to Treat Duchenne MD

Blocking a calcium channel called TRPC6 prolonged survival in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) by improving skeletal and heart muscle function and reducing bone deformities, a study showed. Its results support clinical trials of TRPC6 inhibitors in Duchenne patients as “a novel DMD therapy,” the researchers wrote,…

First Patient Has Received DYNE-251 in DELIVER Trial, Dyne Announces

The first patient has received Dyne Therapeutics‘ investigational therapy DYNE-251 for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the company has announced. The therapy is being tested in the DELIVER Phase 1/2 clinical trial and is indicated for patients with mutations amenable to exon 51 skipping. “We are excited to…