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

Experts Issue Recommendations for Managing Juvenile Localized Scleroderma

Referral to specialized centers, focusing on skin lesions as well as joint and neurological manifestations, and treatment with corticosteroids and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), are among new expert recommendations for juvenile localized scleroderma. The study supporting those recommendations, “Consensus-based recommendations for the management of juvenile localized…

Antibody Response Against HCMV Could Drive Scleroderma, Study Finds

Patients with scleroderma show more frequent and/or stronger immune responses against the human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), suggesting a role in disease development, according to new research. The findings also revealed a correlation between these viral responses and scleroderma-associated autoantibodies. The study, “A comprehensive analysis of antigen-specific antibody…