Ana Pena, PhD,  —

Ana is a molecular biologist with a passion for communication and discovery. As a science writer, her goal is to provide readers, in particular patients and healthcare providers, with clear and quality information about the latest medical advances. Ana holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in infectious diseases, epigenetics, and gene expression.

Articles by Ana Pena

Potential Therapeutic Target Against SMA is Identified

Neurochondrin, a protein essential for nerve cells, was found to interact with the survivor motor neuron protein (SMN), whose deficiency causes spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). This finding reveals a previously unknown player and potential therapeutic target for SMA. The study “Neurochondrin interacts with…