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

Sale of Cystic Fibrosis Therapy CTP-656 to Vertex Will Accelerate Its Development, Concert CEO Predicts

Concert Pharmaceuticals’ sale of its cystic fibrosis therapy CTP-656 to the larger Vertex Pharmaceuticals will lead to cystic fibrosis patients obtaining faster access to the therapy, Concert CEO Roger Tung predicted. He also said that the $160 million that Concert obtained from the sale will allow the company to advance its hair-loss therapy alopecia areata CTP-543 into…

Sweat from Infants with CF May Contain Biomarkers That Help Doctors Treat the Disease, Study Reports

Sweat from infants with cystic fibrosis contains substances that could be used as biomarkers of the disease and even identify new disease mechanisms, a study reports. The research, published in the journal ACS Central Science, was titled “The Sweat Metabolome of Screen-Positive Cystic Fibrosis Infants: Revealing Mechanisms beyond Impaired Chloride Transport.” Scientists…

TGV-inhalonix’s New Therapy Effective Against Resistant Fungal Lung Infections in CF Patients

Researchers at TGV-inhalonix said their company’s drug, Mul-1867, has a powerful effect against clinical isolates of fungi in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and other severe lung infections. The study “In vitro activity of a novel compound, Mul-1867, against clinically significant fungi Candida spp. and Aspergillus spp.” appeared in the International Journal of Antimicrobial…

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