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

PH Therapy Riociguat to Be Tested on Patients with dcSSc

Those in the Scleroderma community are taking note of recent news that Bayer HealthCare will be initiating a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, Phase II clinical study to investigate efficacy and safety of riociguat in patients suffering from diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc), according to an announcement by the company. The study is…

Tissue Scarring in Scleroderma Linked To Key Protein

A study entitled “FibronectinEDA Promotes Chronic Cutaneous Fibrosis Through Toll-Like Receptor Signaling” recently published in Science Translational Medicine reports the discovery of the role of a new protein, fibronectin extra domain A, in scleroderma. The discovery may explain what causes the onset of the disease…

Scleroderma Hinted at Through Joint Health

A new study entitled “Joint and tendon involvement predict disease progression in systemic sclerosis: a EUSTAR prospective study,” published in August issue of Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, reports joint synovitis and tendon friction rubs can predict for early Systemic sclerosis progression. In this study,…