José Lopes, PhD, managing science editor —

José holds a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Porto, Portugal. After postdocs at Weill Connell Medicine and Western University, where he studied the processes driving hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease, he moved on in 2016 to a career in science writing and communication. José is the author of several peer-reviewed papers and a book chapter and has presented his research in numerous international meetings.

Articles by José Lopes

Data Support Use of Diabetes Medication Metformin to Treat IPF

The type 2 diabetes medication metformin suppresses the production of collagen, and induces a switch in lung fibroblasts that is associated with quickened recovery from fibrosis, according to a preclinical study. The findings support the use of this medication in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The research,…

PU.1 Inhibition May Help Treat PF, Other Fibrotic Disorders

A protein called PU.1 plays a central role in the deposition of connective tissue during fibrosis, according to new research. The findings also suggested that blocking PU.1 may be a therapeutic strategy for pulmonary fibrosis and other fibrotic disorders. The study, “PU.1 controls fibroblast polarization and…