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

Enzyme Can Start Process That Leads to Tissue Scarring Being Reversed, Study Shows

An enzyme can start a chain of events that leads to cells involved in tissue scarring reversing their fibrosis-generating activity, British and American researchers have discovered. The study dealt with the enzyme’s effect on myofibroblasts — cells involved in wound healing and inflammatory response. The discovery could lead to new therapies for the lung scarring…

Tracleer Increased Survival of Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension Due to IPF, Trial Shows

Actelion Pharmaceuticals’ Tracleer (bosentan) increased the overall survival and reduced the hospitalizations of patients with pulmonary hypertension stemming from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF-PH, a Japanese clinical trial shows. Researchers published their preliminary findings on the ongoing long-term trial in the journal BMC Pulmonary Medicine. The title of the article…

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