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

Trikafta leads to clinical gains for 2 adults with rare M1101K mutation

Six months of treatment with Trikafta (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor) significantly improved lung function and nutritional status in two adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) caused by the rare mutation M1101K, according to two cases described in Canada. “Our cases not only demonstrate the therapeutic benefit of [Trikafta] in individuals with non-F508del…

Kaftrio eases gastrointestinal symptoms, inflammation: Study

Treatment with Kaftrio eased gastrointestinal symptoms in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), ages 12 and older, according to a real-world study in the U.K and Ireland. The treatment’s maximum effect was achieved after two months and included a decline in gut inflammation. The study, “Reduction in abdominal…

Inogen acquires Simeox airway clearance device

Inogen has acquired Physio-Assist, including Simeox, a technology for airway clearance and mucus management in people with cystic fibrosis (CF). The company will continue marketing Simeox in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, while pursuing regulatory clearance in the U.S. This acquisition will expand Inogen’s portfolio of…

High rate of infections with SCVs found in CF patients in new review

Infections with Staphylococcus aureus small colony variants, known as SCVs, are highly prevalent in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) — and linked to the previous use of the broad-spectrum antibiotic trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole, a systematic literature review has found. SCVs are slow-growing bacteria that are associated with higher rates of chronic…