José is a science news writer with a PhD in Neuroscience from Universidade of Porto, in Portugal. He has also studied Biochemistry at Universidade do Porto and was a postdoctoral associate at Weill Cornell Medicine, in New York, and at The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. His work has ranged from the association of central cardiovascular and pain control to the neurobiological basis of hypertension, and the molecular pathways driving Alzheimer’s disease.
Babies with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treated with Zolgensma before experiencing symptoms continue to reach motor milestones in a normal timeframe, according to updated Phase 3 results. “With genetic ... Read more
With increasing insurance coverage and AveXis’ plans to broaden access to older spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) remains “very confident” in the ... Read more
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted orphan medicinal product designation to reldesemtiv, a potential add-on therapy for patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Reldesemtiv, developed by Cytokinetics and ... Read more
A new long-term partnership with Catalent Biologics will allow Zolgensma’s developer AveXis to increase production of the gene therapy and gain access to further technical expertise. Zolgensma was approved by ... Read more
Treating teenagers and adults with oral risdiplam, a potential therapy for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), led to sustained increases in blood levels of the key SMN protein missing in these ... Read more
The European label for Spinraza (nusinersen) has been updated to include longer-term benefits seen in pre-symptomatic treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), as well as in patients with infantile- ... Read more
Presymptomatic infants treated with Spinraza (nusinersen) are able to hit motor milestones that are otherwise unachievable in the natural progression of their condition, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), with all ... Read more