Joana Fernandes, PhD,  —

Joana brings more than 8 years of academic research and experience as well as Scientific writing and editing to her role as a Science and Research writer. She also served as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology in Coimbra, Portugal, where she also received her PhD in Health Science and Technologies, with a specialty in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Articles by Joana Fernandes

Cytokinetics Shares Baseline Characteristics of the First SMA Patients Enrolled in Phase 2 Trial Testing CK-2127107

Cytokinetics revealed preliminary data on the characteristics of patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) screened for a Phase 2 trial to investigate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of CK-2127107. Data were presented by Cytokinetics’ director of clinical research, Stacy Rudnicki, MD, at the Cure SMA 2017 Annual SMA Conference in…

Invitae Rolls Out New Genetic Test to Diagnose SMA

San Francisco-based Invitae has developed a genetic test to diagnose spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the company announced at the March 21-25 American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix. SMA is the second leading genetic disorder affecting children in the United States. One in every 10,000 kids has SMA,…