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

New Mutations in SLC12A6 Gene Tied to Several CMT Subtypes

Newly identified mutations in the SLC12A6 gene associated with several subtypes of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease have been found, according to a study in Japan. The mutations also affected the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). The findings call for the need to screen for mutations in the SLC12A6 gene…

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…