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

Paragonix and Lung Transplant Foundation Expand Partnership to Develop Better Lung Preservation Technologies

Paragonix Technologies and the Lung Transplant Foundation (LTF) are expanding their collaboration to drive the development of several technologies aiming to improve donor lung preservation for transplant. These technologies include the Paragonix SherpaLung Preservation System, a special device designed to ensure lung preservation and viability during transport from…

Despite Benefits, Many IPF Patients Switching from Esbriet to Ofev Stop Treatment, Possibly Due to Low BMI, Study Says

Many patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who are switching from Esbriet (pirfenidone) to Ofev (nintedanib) discontinue treatment, especially if they are underweight or have anorexia while being treated with Esbriet, a Japanese study says. The findings, “Negative impact of anorexia and weight loss during prior pirfenidone…

Elderly IPF Patients Likely To Be Sicker, Die of Disease, Study Finds

Elderly patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) have high morbidity and mortality, and experience a variety of comorbidities both before and after receiving their diagnosis, a study finds. The findings of the study, “Characterizing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients using US Medicare-advantage health plan claims data,” were published in…

PDGFR-β Inhibition Prevents Lung Fibrosis in Mouse Model of PF

Blocking the platelet-derived growth factor receptor-beta (PDGFR-β) prevents lung fibrosis in a mice model of pulmonary fibrosis, a study says. Based on these observations, scientists believe that PDGFR-β blockade may someday be a viable therapeutic option for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The findings of the study, “Blockade…

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