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

ELA32 Gene Therapy Found to Lessen PAH in Animal Study

A gene therapy designed to provide a protein implicated in heart function improvement was found to lessen pulmonary blood vessel remodeling and reduce lung blood pressure in a preclinical study of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The study, “Apela gene therapy alleviates pulmonary hypertension in rats,” was published in…

Levels of Cytokines Differ Between Sexes With PAH, Study Suggests

The levels of blood-circulating inflammatory molecules differ between men and women with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and correlate with disease severity, a study suggests. Notably, the levels of two proteins — called IL-6 and MIP-1alpha — were predictors of poorer survival statistics. These findings suggest that patient stratification may…