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

CMT2D Mutation Halts Early Steps of Protein Production

Mutations in the GARS gene — found in people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2D (CMT2D) — halt the first steps of protein production, new research shows. Specifically, the mutations cause ribosomes — the factories where proteins are assembled — to stall protein production. Therapies that can overcome this ribosome-pausing…

Grant Will Help Scientist Develop MRI Biomarkers of CMT1A

Scientist Jun Li has won a $246,172 grant to develop new MRI biomarkers to assess disease progression and response to treatment in people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A). The grant, from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, will fund a project…