Ana is a molecular biologist enthusiastic about innovation and communication. In her role as a science writer she wishes to bring the advances in medical science and technology closer to the public, particularly to those most in need of them. Ana holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she focused her research on molecular biology, epigenetics and infectious diseases.
Elevated levels of the protein alpha-COP, involved in cellular transport and self-cleansing processes, extended survival in a mouse model of severe spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) without altering levels of the ... Read more
High-intensity training can improve fitness and may be performed safely by patients with spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA), a small pilot study suggests. According to patients, high-intensity training (HIT) ... Read more
Adults and children with neuromuscular disorders — including those with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) — are living longer, according to a 12-year population-based study in Ontario, Canada. The recent drop in ... Read more
Saudi Arabian doctors need to be more aware of consensus guidelines for managing patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and their role in the variability of care for these children, a ... Read more
The sense of fatigue perceived by patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) does not correlate with their physical tendency to get tired, their motor function, or quality of life, a ... Read more
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