José Lopes, PhD, managing science editor —

José holds a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Porto, Portugal. After postdocs at Weill Connell Medicine and Western University, where he studied the processes driving hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease, he moved on in 2016 to a career in science writing and communication. José is the author of several peer-reviewed papers and a book chapter and has presented his research in numerous international meetings.

Articles by José Lopes

Report Describes Boys Diagnosed with CMTX After Stroke-like Symptoms

Two boys with neurological deficits suggestive of acute ischemic stroke were ultimately diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type X (CMTX) following the detection of white matter lesions characteristic with the disorder, a recent case report shows. The study, “X-linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Presenting with Stuttering Stroke-like Symptoms,”…

New Mutations Found in Korean Patients With CMT4C, Research Shows

A study in Korean patients found four previously unreported mutations causing Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease type 4C (CMT4C), which were associated with manifestations such as foot deformities, walking difficulties, and slowed nerve conduction. The research, “Compound heterozygous mutations of SH3TC2 in Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease type 4C patients,” appeared in…