Andrea Lobo, PhD, science writer —

Andrea Lobo holds a Biology degree, and a PhD in Cell Biology/Neurosciences from the University of Coimbra-Portugal, where she studied stroke biology. She was a postdoctoral and senior researcher at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health in Porto, in drug addiction, studying neuronal plasticity induced by amphetamines. As a research scientist for 19 years, Andrea participated in academic projects in multiple research fields, from stroke, gene regulation, cancer, and rare diseases. She authored multiple research papers in peer-reviewed journals. She shifted towards a career in science writing and communication in 2022.

Articles by Andrea Lobo

Acne Seen as Adverse Effect of Trikafta Treatment in Case Study

Acne might be a side effect of Trikafta therapy in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, according to a new case series in the U.S. Trikafta (elexacaftor, tezacaftor, ivacaftor) is a CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator) modulator that helps the defective CFTR protein function more effectively in CF…

Kaftrio, Trikafta in US, Safely Helps Woman Through Pregnancy

Use of Kaftrio (elexacaftor, tezacaftor, and ivacaftor), sold in the U.S. as Trikafta, helped a woman with cystic fibrosis (CF) more easily become pregnant and maintain her health throughout the pregnancy and child’s birth, according to a case report from France. The woman had struggled in a previous pregnancy, due to…

CF Foundation Joins CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) has joined the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, adding its name to the more than 2,300 corporate leaders, representing 85 industries, who have pledged to bring greater inclusion and diversity into their workplaces. Organizations with diverse teams perform better, the CFF stated…

Newly Identified Defect Adds to Hyperinflammation in CF Lung Cells

A defect in an anti-inflammatory pathway called IL-37-SIGIRR contributes to the hyperinflammation seen in lung epithelial cells in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), a new study suggests. The study shows, for the first time, that a mutated form of the single immunoglobulin interleukin-1 receptor (IL-1R)-related molecule (SIGIRR), named delta…

Certain M. abscessus Variants Linked to Serious CF Lung Infections

The clinical outcome of lung infection with Mycobacterium abscessus (M. abscessus) in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients is associated with genetic differences in the bacterium strains, according to a recent study. The study identified virulence factors related to disease severity, and sheds light on the development of novel and more effective…