Patricia Inacio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inacio

Cdk5 enzyme may be promising therapeutic target for SMA

Inhibiting an abnormally hyperactive protein called cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5) significantly lessens the dysfunction and death of motor neurons, the cells lost in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a new study reports. These findings support Cdk5 as a potential therapeutic target for the progressive disease, researchers say. The study, “…