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

Antibiotic Resistance in Cystic Fibrosis Patients Explored Using Whole Genome Sequencing

In a recent study entitled “Comparative genomics of non-pseudomonal bacterial species colonising paediatric cystic fibrosis patients,” researchers performed a whole-genome profiling of bacterial strains, that are not Pseudomonas aeruginosa, from pediatric cystic fibrosis patients and determined their link to antibiotic resistance. The study was published in the open…

Concert Pharma’s Modified Version of Cystic Fibrosis Therapy Ivacaftor Outperforms Kalydeco in Early Testing

Concert Pharma recently announced successful results from a Phase 1 single ascending dose clinical trial for their lead investigational drug CTP-656 as a therapy for cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening disease characterized by a progressive lung function decline and is caused by mutations in the Cftr gene (cystic fibrosis transmembrane…

New CF Therapies Possible Based on Research Into Protein Folding

In a recent study entitled “Modulation of the Maladaptive Stress Response to Manage Diseases of Protein Folding,” a team of researchers showed that in protein misfolding diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and Alzheimer’s disease, the cells’ response to misfolding proteins can actually exacerbate the disease phenotype. The study was published in the …