Patricia Inácio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inácio

SAN903, for IPF, Significantly Lessens Fibrosis in Animal Study

SAN903, a candidate therapy for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), led to a significant reduction in markers of inflammation and fibrosis (scarring) in a mouse model of induced pulmonary fibrosis (PF), its developer, Saniona, reported. The treatment’s ability to lessen tissue scarring also outperformed that of Esbriet (pirfenidone),…

At-home Spirometry May Help in Lung Function Monitoring

At-home evaluation of lung function using a spirometry device is a “feasible and valid measure” for people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who have preserved lung function, clinical trial data show. However, further study is needed to evaluate the utility of at-home evaluations, since correlations between changes seen at…

Top 10 Pulmonary Fibrosis Stories of 2020

During 2020, Pulmonary Fibrosis News held to its mission of providing daily coverage of breakthrough discoveries, promising therapies, clinical trials, and other news related to pulmonary fibrosis (PF). As we look forward to continuing to bring news and relevant information to patients, family members, and caregivers dealing with PF…

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