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

Key Spinal Muscular Atrophy Biomarkers Discovered

A study entitled “Label-free proteomics identifies Calreticulin and GRP75/Mortalin as peripherally accessible protein biomarkers for spinal muscular atrophy” suggests Calreticulin and GRP75/Mortalin as new protein biomarkers for spinal muscular atrophy progression. The results were published in October 2013 issue of…

C9orf72 Gene Role Analyzed in Spinal Muscular Atrophy

A recent study entitled “Analysis of the C9orf72 gene in spinal muscular atrophy patients” published in the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degenerations journal shows no association between a ALS  hexanucleotide repeat in the C9orf72 gene with SMA phenotype. Two of the most…