Joana is currently completing her PhD in Biomedicine and Clinical Research at Universidade de Lisboa. She also holds a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology from Universidade de Lisboa. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — cells that make up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns.
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
A group of potential gene modifiers have been found that may explain the reason why patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A) who share the same genetic mutation experience ... Read more
Despite improving certain physical features, orthopedic foot surgery did not seem to improve strength, foot function, or overall quality of life in children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), a small ... Read more
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