Joana Carvalho, PhD, managing science editor —

Joana holds a bachelor’s in biology, a Master of Science 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 — those that make up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns. In addition to several research fellowships, she was awarded two Erasmus scholarships to conduct part of her studies in France.

Articles by Joana Carvalho

Scientists Hope They Have Discovered New Form of CF Therapy

Scientists have discovered a new way to treat cystic fibrosis (CF) that involves delivering artificial proteins to patients’ lung cells to replace the faulty cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein. The finding was reported in the study, “Anion carriers as potential treatments for cystic fibrosis: transport in…

ICER Seeking Feedback on CF Treatments from Stakeholders

The clinical effectiveness and cost-benefit of several cystic fibrosis (CF) therapies will be the focus of a final evidence report by the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), which is currently seeking feedback from CF stakeholders for the report. The report will mainly evaluate the effects of…