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

Older Adults With Sensory Nerve Problems May Not Have CMT

Older adults suspected of having Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, particularly those over age 60 with sensory nerve issues like numb hands or feet, may actually have hereditary transthyretin (ATTRv) amyloidosis, a Japanese study suggests. According to its researchers, these patients should undergo genetic testing for mutations in the TTR gene, the cause…

Armatus Bio to Lead Development of CMT1A Gene Therapy

Armatus Bio will now further develop a potential gene therapy for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A), aiming to conduct clinical trials. According to a press release from the CMT Research Foundation, which has been funding this therapy’s preclinical development, Armatus is in the process of licensing the gene therapy,…