Joana Carvalho, PhD, managing science editor —

Joana holds a bachelor’s in biology, a Master of Science 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 — those that make up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns. In addition to several research fellowships, she was awarded two Erasmus scholarships to conduct part of her studies in France.

Articles by Joana Carvalho

Algernon’s Investigational Anti-fibrotic, NP-120, Surpasses Esbriet, Ofev in Reducing Scarred Tissue in IPF Mice

NP-120, Algernon Pharmaceuticals‘ repurposed lead candidate for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), surpassed two other globally approved therapies — Genentech‘s Esbriet (pirfenidone) and Boehringer Ingelheim‘s Ofev (nintedanib) — in reducing lung tissue scarring (fibrosis) in a mouse model of IPF. Current guidelines…