Joana Vindeirinho, PhD,  —

Joana is a Science Writer at BioNews. She is a cell biologist with a PhD in neurobiology of disease (University of Coimbra, Portugal), focused on the role of the adenosinergic system in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy. She moved from research into high-impact medical editing in 2017, before shifting into a more direct science writing and communication role in 2022.

Articles by Joana Vindeirinho

CFTR Mutations Impair SARS-CoV-2 Virus, Study Finds

CFTR gene mutations — the cause of cystic fibrosis (CF) — significantly reduce the cell entry and replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, a new study reports. This protective effect was due to the link between the CFTR protein channel and angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE-2), a protein…