Joana holds a BSc in Biology, a MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — cells that made up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns.
Using pig lungs as a model, scientists discovered that Staphylococcus aureus, a species of bacteria often found in the lungs of children with cystic fibrosis (CF), preferentially colonizes the mucus ... Read more
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) has awarded up to $2.4 million to Calithera Biosciences to advance in testing CB-280, its investigative oral therapy that aiming to lower the risk of lung ... Read more
Konglomerate Games, the student-made company that developed a video game to encourage children with cystic fibrosis (CF) to do their breathing exercises, won first prize in the 2020 Santander ... Read more
Gastrointestinal (GI) problems are common to people with cystic fibrosis (CF), especially those with pancreatic insufficiency, and can considerably disrupt daily life, an online survey by researchers in the U.K. ... Read more
If Trikafta — Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ next-generation triple combination cystic fibrosis (CF) therapy — were to be available in Canada next year, the median age of CF patients could rise by 9.2 ... Read more
Proteostasis Therapeutics (PTI) has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Yumanity Therapeutics to leverage their common expertise about protein misfolding to advance the development of disease-modifying therapies for several ... Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the designation of orphan drug to KB407, Krystal Biotech’s potential inhaled gene therapy for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF). ... Read more