Patrícia Silva, PhD, director of science content —

Patrícia holds a PhD in medical microbiology and infectious diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal. Her work in academia was mainly focused on molecular biology and the genetic traits of infectious agents such as viruses and parasites. Patrícia earned several travel awards to present her work at international scientific meetings. She is a published author of several peer-reviewed science articles.

Articles by Patrícia Silva

2015 SMA Researcher Meeting Summary on SMA Pathology

The 19th International SMA Researcher Meeting was recently held by Cure SMA in Kansas City, Missouri (June 18-20, 2015). SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) is a rare, devastating motor neuron disease and one of the leading genetic causes of pediatric mortality, occurring in approximately 1 in every 6,000 to 10,000 newborns. It…

Researchers Develop New Mice Models for SMA Types 2 and 3

Researchers at the University College London in the United Kingdom recently reported the development of new mice models with intermediate clinical severity of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study, published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, is titled “Repeated low doses of morpholino antisense…

2015 SMA Researcher Meeting Summary on Drug Discovery

The 19th International SMA Researcher Meeting has been recently held by Cure SMA at Kansas City, Missouri (June 18-20, 2015). Summaries with the most relevant developments and findings presented at the meeting are currently being made available. SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) is a rare, devastating motor neuron disease…

Update on Ongoing Clinical Trials for SMA Drug Programs

The Annual SMA Conference organized by Cure SMA was recently held this June in Kansas City. According to a news release, six representatives out of the seven drug programs currently being assessed in clinical trials presented their work at the conference. SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) is a rare, devastating motor…