Joana is currently completing her PhD in Biomedicine and Clinical Research at Universidade de Lisboa. She also holds a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology from Universidade de Lisboa. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — cells that make up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns.
A Phase 2 trial testing leriglitazone as a potential oral treatment for Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) has recruited its target number of participants ahead of schedule. The multi-center, double-blind FRAMES ... Read more
An individual’s ability to control facial muscles might be better than other tools commonly used to measure disease progression among patients with advanced Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), a study says. The ... Read more
Edge Research, funded by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), carried out a survey called ONEVoice to evaluate key areas of concern and devise solutions among carers, family members and ... Read more
Depression can be severe and clinically relevant among patients with Friedreich’s ataxia, and its symptoms are most often expressed as a lack of motivation and negative feelings toward self, a study ... Read more
Serious games (SG) — video games designed with a primary purpose other than pure entertainment — are a reliable assessment tool for motor function in patients with advanced Friedreich’s ataxia (FA). This ... Read more
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