Joana Vindeirinho,PhD,  —

Joana is a Science Writer at BioNews. She is a cell biologist with a PhD in neurobiology of disease (University of Coimbra, Portugal), focused on the role of the adenosinergic system in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy. She moved from research into high-impact medical editing in 2017, before shifting into a more direct science writing and communication role in 2022.

Articles by Joana Vindeirinho

MMP19 protein may be therapeutic target for IPF

The protein matrix metalloproteinase 19 (MMP19) plays an important role in regulating cellular processes in the lining of blood vessels that contribute to lung fibrosis occurring in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a new study reveals. “Vascular integrity regulated by MMP19 could be a promising therapeutic target for suppressing pulmonary…

Haduvio for IPF chronic cough wins new patent in US

Trevi Therapeutics has won approval of its patent application for Haduvio (nalbuphine extended-release tablets), an investigational treatment for chronic cough in people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The notice of allowance approving the application was issued on March 7 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The future…