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

Phase 1 Trial of ARCT-032 RNA Therapy for CF Cleared to Start

A Phase 1 trial of ARCT-032, an inhaled experimental treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF), has been cleared to start in New Zealand. Developed by Arcturus Therapeutics, ARCT-032 contains the messenger RNA (mRNA) that provides instructions for lung cells to produce the CFTR protein, restoring its activity. Mutations in…

CF Children With Higher BMI at Risk for Asymptomatic C. difficile

A higher body mass index (BMI) and recent exposure to certain antibiotics are risk factors for asymptomatic intestinal colonization with Clostridioides difficile in children with cystic fibrosis (CF), a new study suggests. The study, “Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Sequelae of Asymptomatic Clostridioides difficile Colonization in Children with Cystic…