Ana holds a PhD in Immunology from the University of Lisbon and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) in Lisbon, Portugal. She graduated with a BSc in Genetics from the University of Newcastle and received a Masters in Biomolecular Archaeology from the University of Manchester, England. After leaving the lab to pursue a career in Science Communication, she served as the Director of Science Communication at iMM.
Risdiplam (RG7916) can improve both survival and motor function in patients with type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) beyond that expected in the natural history of the disease, according to ... Read more
A single administration of Zolgensma continues to extend the survival of patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1 while halting motor neuron loss several years after dosing, according to long-term clinical ... Read more
AveXis is expanding its operations to North Carolina, opening up a new manufacturing center in Durham County, North Carolina Gov. Ray Cooper recently announced in a press release. The company is ... Read more
Envisagenics announced that it has been given a two-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further advance SpliceCore, a new biomarker and drug discovery platform. The award, ... Read more
A program offered through a partnership between Invitae Corporation and Biogen offers free genetic testing to infants, children and others with clinically diagnosed spinal muscular atrophy or suspected of having the disease.
The ... Read more
Cytokinetics and Cure SMA have expanded their existing partnership to increase education, awareness and fundraising for spinal muscular dystrophy (SMA). As a National Platinum Partner for 2018, Cytokinetics will support ... Read more
More than $1.57 million in funding, recently awarded to the Canadian Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), will go toward new research facilities, including one to study motor neuron ... Read more
Genomic Vision and Quest Diagnostics have agreed to extend their collaboration focusing on the potential development of new biomarkers to improve genetic diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy.
The partners will accelerate ... Read more
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has asked the medical data services company IQVIA to expand its disease registry into a hub of information on seven neuromuscular conditions, including spinal muscular dystrophy (SMA). The ... Read more