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

SMA Frontline Research Presented During 2015 SMA Researcher Meeting

During the 2015 Cure SMA Researcher Meeting, a number of novel studies focusing on Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) were presented under the topic “Emerging Trends in Motor Neuron Pathobiology.” SMA is neurodegenerative disease caused by a genetic defect in the Smn1 gene (short for spinal motor neuron-1). This alteration results in the loss of…

PTC’s Spinal Muscular Atrophy Phase 1b/2a Trial Begins

PTC Therapeutics, Inc. announced that their collaborative program with Roche and the SMA Foundation (SMAF) for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) has begun its second phase with adult and children patients, as part of the Phase 1b/2a study. The program is evaluating the safety and tolerability of an under-investigation…