Patrícia Silva, PhD, director of science content —

Patrícia holds a PhD in medical microbiology and infectious diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal. Her work in academia was mainly focused on molecular biology and the genetic traits of infectious agents such as viruses and parasites. Patrícia earned several travel awards to present her work at international scientific meetings. She is a published author of several peer-reviewed science articles.

Articles by Patrícia Silva

Could COPD and Pulmonary Fibrosis be Related?

There are many shared risk factors for the development of the lung diseases pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but researchers of the two chronic conditions usually focus on understanding each disease separately. New research has found evidence that there may be a common genetic predisposition for the development of…

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