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

Low Copper Levels May Lead to CMT, Iowa Study Suggests

Deficiency in copper, a key factor in several cellular functions, may play a role in Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, say researchers at the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine. Their study, “SCO2 mutations cause early-onset axonal Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease associated with cellular copper deficiency,” appeared in the journal Brain.

Being Heavy Does Not Worsen Nerve Function in Charcot–Marie–Tooth Disease type 1A, Study Suggests

Being overweight does not worsen nerve function in people with Charcot–Marie–Tooth Disease type 1A (CMT1A), but it may lead to more pain and less muscle strength in lower extremities, a study reports. Researchers published the study in the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. Its title is “Charcot–Marie–Tooth Disease Type 1A: Influence of Body…

Study Links Eight Genes in Skin to Severity and Progression of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Eight genes in the skin of patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease correlated with the severity and progression of the disorder, a study reports. The research, which applied to Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1a (CMT1a), suggested that the genes could be used as biomarkers of treatments’ effectiveness, including in clinical trials. Titled “Biomarkers predict outcome in Charcot- Marie-Tooth disease 1A,” the study…