Ana de Barros, PhD, managing science editor —

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. Ana was awarded two FCT fellowships and has won the Portuguese Immunology Society Best Paper and Best Poster award in 2009 and 2010, as well as the CESPU International Research Award in 2010. After leaving the lab to pursue a career in science communication, she served as the director of science communication at iMM Lisbon.

Articles by Ana de Barros

Cytokinetics’ CK-2127107 Improves Muscle Function in Mice with SMA, Study Shows

Cytokinetics’ next-generation fast skeletal troponin activator CK-2127107 improves muscle function in mouse models of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), according to a preclinical trial study. The findings were presented at the MDA Scientific Conference in Arlington, Virginia. Cytokinetics and Astellas Pharma are developing CK-2127107 (CK-107) as a treatment for SMA and…

Spinraza Meets Primary Endpoint for Later-onset SMA in Phase 3 Trial

Spinraza (nusinersen) for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) met the primary endpoint in an interim analysis from a Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating the treatment in children with later-onset (consistent with Type 2) SMA. Biogen and Ionis Pharmaceuticals reported that children treated with Spinraza had a highly statistically significant improvement in motor…

Cure SMA to Put $2.5 Million Toward Research Efforts

Cure SMA, an organization dedicated to the treatment and cure of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), will provide $2.5 million over the next 12 months for research and to ensure the development of therapies for all ages, types, and stages of SMA. The announcement was made during the organization’s 2016 Annual SMA…