Inês holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in blood vessel biology, blood stem cells, and cancer. Before that, she studied Cell and Molecular Biology at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and worked as a research fellow at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência.
Inês currently works as a Managing Science Editor, striving to deliver the latest scientific advances to patient communities in a clear and accurate manner.
The SIDEROS Phase 3 clinical trial, investigating if oral Puldysa (idebenone) can be added to a stable glucocorticoid regimen to more effectively slow lung function decline in boys and men with Duchenne muscular ... Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting more information on the process used to manufacture the gene therapy SGT-001, as it reviews the clinical hold placed on the Phase 1/2 ... Read more
People with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy should not forego their routine health assessments during the COVID-19 pandemic, but are encouraged to transition their care to telemedicine and to medical tests performed at home ... Read more
CureDuchenne Ventures has given $1 million in seed funding to support the development of Myosana Therapeutics‘ potential non-viral gene therapy for people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The money is expected to advance ... Read more
Bamboo Therapeutics has been fully acquired by Pfizer, considerably expanding that company’s holdings in gene therapy. With the acquisition, Pfizer gains several potential therapeutic agents for rare diseases, including one for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), soon ... Read more
A new study from the University of Liverpool, has identified high amounts of a neutrophil-derived protein in the muscle of a Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) mouse model. The finding shows ... Read more
Ryan Benton, the first patient to be approved in the United States for allogenic adult stem cell transplantation as a Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) treatment, turned 30 this year — largely ... Read more
Nicotinamide riboside (NR), a compound that has been shown effective in boosting metabolism, can also induce muscular regeneration and enhance life span in mice, according to the study “NAD+ repletion ... Read more
Genea Biocells has developed a human stem cell-based cellular model for a type of muscular dystrophy, known as facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), that may be a suitable tool for high-throughput ... Read more
Researchers have discovered the molecular mechanisms responsible for the heart dysfunctions that mark myotonic dystrophy, and reported they appear to be linked to a defective processing of the cardiac sodium channel (SCN5A) RNA. ... Read more