Joana holds a BSc in Biology, a MSc 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 — cells that made up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns.
This summer, the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) turned its annual Camp Footprint for children and teens with CMT disease into a virtual experience. The unique initiative, which was launched by ... Read more
The chemotherapy agent oxaliplatin does not increase the risk of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), one of its most common side effects, in patients with uncommon variants in genes that cause Charcot-Marie-Tooth ... Read more
Pharnext’s oral experimental treatment PXT3003 was found to be safe and effective for patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 1A (CMT1A), improving clinical outcomes and stabilizing disease progression over the course of ... Read more
A small RNA molecule called miR-29a can prevent Schwann cells from producing abnormal PMP22 transcripts associated with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A), a study has found. The study, “Downregulation ... Read more
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has awarded 25 research grants totaling more than $6.6 million to scientists working on different neuromuscular diseases (NMDs), including Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). This round ... Read more
The Charcot–Marie–Tooth Association (CMTA) has granted $335,000 to two research projects focused on the development of new therapies for Charcot–Marie–Tooth (CMT) disease type 1A, type 1B, and other demyelinating ... Read more