Patrícia holds her PhD in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden, The Netherlands. She has studied Applied Biology at Universidade do Minho and was a postdoctoral research fellow at Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon, Portugal. Her work has been focused on molecular genetic traits of infectious agents such as viruses and parasites.
The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) recently awarded five new Core Centers for Clinical Research (CCCR), one of them ... Read more
Emerald Health Pharmaceuticals, which develops synthetic medications based on cannabinoid science, has received orphan drug status from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its lead molecule, EHP-101, ... Read more
Scleroderma Canada and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada have collected more than 2,000 letters signed by pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients, their caregivers and loved ones urging politicians to make ... Read more
Genentech has completed patient enrollment in a Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating Actemra (tocilizumab) as a treatment for scleroderma patients. It has now enrolled 211 patients worldwide for a trial that will ... Read more
People with scleroderma realize they need exercise to keep their joints flexible. However, those living with the condition can often experience a lot of pain and the idea of exercising and risking making the pain worse is not an appealing one. MORE: Nine ways to motivate yourself to exercise When they ... Read more
Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that causes a hardening of the skin. This can cause tightness around joints, which can be very painful. The American Physiotherapy Association has some important ... Read more
The 19th Annual Scleroderma Foundation National Patient Education Conference is expected to bring together over 600 scleroderma patients, their families, friends, caretakers, and some of the world’s leading healthcare professionals ... Read more