Inês holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in blood vessel biology, blood stem cells, and cancer. Before that, she studied Cell and Molecular Biology at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and worked as a research fellow at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência.
Inês currently works as a Managing Science Editor, striving to deliver the latest scientific advances to patient communities in a clear and accurate manner.
A marriage or near-marriage relationship that is satisfying can considerably help to ease depression in women with systemic sclerosis compared to single woman with disease-related symptoms of depression, according to a ... Read more
People with clinical manifestations that affect appearance, such as those with systemic sclerosis (SSc), are more likely to exhibit social avoidance behaviors due to body image concerns. In a recent ... Read more
Esbriet (pirfenidone) has an acceptable level of tolerability in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) associated with interstitial lung disease (ILD), and may be tested for efficacy in future clinical trials in ... Read more
Systemic sclerosis may lead to the appearance of gastrointestinal (GI) lesions that resemble the stripes of a watermelon, which explains the expression “watermelon stomach.” Although it is often restricted to ... Read more
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is recruiting patients with systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (SSc-PAH) to assess if Rituxan (rituximab) immunotherapy is effective against disease progression. The randomized Phase 2 ... Read more
People with systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (SS-PAH) were seen to have a significantly worse prognosis when treated with an endothelin receptor antagonist (ERA), compared to those treated with a phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitor ... Read more
Keeping close watch over systemic sclerosis patients, at high risk for cardiovascular disease, with an implanted heart monitoring device may allow for early detection and treatment of cardiac events. Researchers at the University of Leeds, ... Read more
A Phase 2 clinical trial investigating the efficacy and safety of tocilizumab, an interleukin 6 receptor-α inhibitor, revealed a clinically significant — although not statistically significant — improvement of skin sclerosis ... Read more