Patricia Inácio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inácio

ARCT-032 granted orphan drug status in European Union

The European Commission has granted orphan drug designation to ARCT-032, an inhaled experimental treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) developed by Arcturus Therapeutics. Orphan drug designation is designed to encourage developing therapies for rare and serious diseases, those affecting not more than 5 in every 10,000 people in the European Union…

Fecal calprotectin levels tied to poorer lung function in children

Elevated levels of fecal calprotectin, measured over 1.5 years, significantly associated with poorer lung function in children with cystic fibrosis (CF), a European study reports. Levels of this protein, a biomarker of intestinal inflammation, also correlated with diarrhea in the young patients. Findings suggest that fecal calprotectin could originate…