Vanda Pinto, PhD, science writer —

​​Vanda is a biochemist with a PhD in biomedicine from the University of Porto, Portugal. She conducted her postdoctoral research first at the Bristol Medical School, U.K., studying the insulin-PI3K/Akt signaling pathway in diabetic nephropathy, then at the Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto, where her focus was on glycosylation in lupus nephritis and inflammatory bowel disease. She next made the switch to science publishing, handling papers in biochemistry, molecular biology, and immunology.

Articles by Vanda Pinto

Home Monitoring in CF May Help Detect Pulmonary Exacerbations

Home monitoring with a mobile phone-linked spirometry device may provide an effective way of detecting pulmonary exacerbations — episodes of a sudden worsening of respiratory symptoms — in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), a pilot study suggests. The findings showed more pulmonary exacerbations were identified through home monitoring…

M. abscessus Cluster in Southeast Florida Likely Due to Rainfall, Soil

A cluster of Mycobacterium abscessus (M. abscessus), a difficult-to-treat bacteria that causes lung damage, particularly in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), was identified in the southeastern Florida, a recent study reported. According to its findings, patients who tested positive for a nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection, including M. abscessus, were…

Minorities With CF Have Worse Lung Function, Study Says

Blacks and Hispanics with cystic fibrosis (CF) have worse lung function than white patients, according to a study from New York City. However, no differences were found among these groups of patients in several other parameters, including the number of visits to the doctor, treatments with antibiotics, and hospitalizations. The…