José Lopes, PhD, managing science editor —

José holds a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Porto, Portugal. After postdocs at Weill Connell Medicine and Western University, where he studied the processes driving hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease, he moved on in 2016 to a career in science writing and communication. José is the author of several peer-reviewed papers and a book chapter and has presented his research in numerous international meetings.

Articles by José Lopes

Hypertonic Saline Activates Neurons that Contribute to Airway Surface Liquid Production in CF, Study Suggests

Stimulation of neurons accounts for approximately half of the beneficial production of airway surface liquid (ASL) induced by hypertonic saline (HTS), a therapeutic agent used for cystic fibrosis (CF) treatment, according to research. The study, “Nebulized hypertonic saline triggers nervous system-mediated active liquid secretion in cystic fibrosis swine…