Joana holds a BSc in Biology, a MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — cells that made up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns.
MYMD-1, MyMD Pharmaceuticals’ lead candidate for the treatment of several autoimmune and age-related disorders, showed promising efficacy in targeting the root causes of inflammation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according ... Read more
Galapagos and Gilead Sciences have suspended the worldwide ISABELA Phase 3 program investigating the potential of oral ziritaxestat (GLPG1690) to treat people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The decision to halt the ... Read more
A researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center received the first $50,000 award of a new funding program jointly developed by the center and the Washington Research Foundation (WRF) ... Read more
The European Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and Related Disorders Federation (EU-IPFF) is welcoming patients, clinicians, researchers, industry representatives, and policymakers to register for a three-day virtual summit regarding pulmonary fibrosis ... Read more
People with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in poorer health are less likely than healthier patients to tolerate more than one year of treatment with Ofev (nintedanib), and benefit less from ... Read more
Owlstone Medical has launched a new breath biomarker panel test — a “breathalyzer for disease” — to distinguish different chronic inflammatory lung diseases, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), asthma, and ... Read more
People with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who have had a collapsed lung, a condition known as pneumothorax, are at risk of recurring collapses, and those needing tube drainage are more ... Read more