Patricia Valerio, PhD,  —

Patricia holds a PhD in Neurobiology from the University of Basel, Switzerland, where she studied how hearing develops and functions. She is originally from Portugal and earned an MSc in Cellular and Molecular Biology, focusing on metabolic diseases, such as diabetes, and a BSc in Biomedical Pharmacy from the University of Coimbra. Patricia enjoys communicating science to inspire, educate and help different audiences understand its complexity and relevance.

Articles by Patricia Valerio

Inhaled Nanoparticles Could Help Lung CFTR Production, Study Says

Researchers in Oregon have developed lipid nanoparticles that can be inhaled and effectively deliver messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) into the lungs of mice, triggering the cells to produce the defective protein in cystic fibrosis (CF). “Inhaled [lipid nanoparticles] resulted in localized protein production in the mouse lung without toxicity,…