Ana Pena, PhD,  —

Ana is a molecular biologist with a passion for discovery and communication. As a science writer, she looks for connecting the public, in particular patients and healthcare providers, with clear and quality information about the latest medical advances. Ana holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in infectious diseases, epigenetics, and gene expression.

Articles by Ana Pena

Gene Therapy for CMT4C Fares Well in Preliminary Tests in Mice

A gene therapy strategy to treat Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease 4 subtype C (CMT4C), targeted to correct the myelin-producing cells of the peripheral nervous system, showed positive results in a mouse model. The data provide proof-of-principle support for gene therapy to treat CMT4C and potentially other similar demyelinating inherited nerve diseases.