Joana Carvalho, PhD, managing science editor —

Joana holds a bachelor’s in biology, a Master of Science in evolutionary and developmental biology, and a PhD in biomedical sciences from Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — those that make up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns. In addition to several research fellowships, she was awarded two Erasmus scholarships to conduct part of her studies in France.

Articles by Joana Carvalho

Transition from PDE5i to Adempas Without Washout Period Deemed Safe

Transition from phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE5i) — such as United Therapeutics’ Adcirca (taladafil) and Pfizer‘s Revatio (sildenafil) — to Bayer‘s Adempas (riociguat), a soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) stimulator, without a washout period is a viable option for some patients with pulmonary hypertension, a small study suggests. The…

Inspiratory Muscle Weakness Aggravates Shortness of Breath in CTEPH Patients, Study Shows

Inspiratory muscle weakness aggravates shortness of breath caused by exertion and lung function capacity in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, a study has found. The study, “Inspiratory muscle weakness contributes to exertional dyspnea in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension,” was published in the journal PLOS One. CTEPH is a…