Ana de Barros, PhD, managing science editor —

Ana holds a PhD in immunology from the University of Lisbon and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) in Lisbon, Portugal. Ana was awarded two FCT fellowships and has won the Portuguese Immunology Society Best Paper and Best Poster award in 2009 and 2010, as well as the CESPU International Research Award in 2010. After leaving the lab to pursue a career in science communication, she served as the director of science communication at iMM Lisbon.

Articles by Ana de Barros

CHDI Foundation Award to Advance Research in Huntington’s Disease

The CHDI Foundation, a privately-funded nonprofit research organization dedicated to fighting Huntington’s disease, has awarded a research grant to a team of scientists from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) to study the role of specific cells in the development of the disease. Dr. Steve Goldman, MD, PhD, co-director…

Vaccinex’s VX15 Antibody for Huntington’s Fast Tracked by FDA

Vaccinex‘s VX15, a novel clinical stage monoclonal antibody for Huntington’s disease (HD) treatment, has been granted Fast Track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VX15 blocks the activity of semaphorin 4D (SEMA4D), a molecule that is thought to promote chronic inflammatory responses in the brain. “We are very pleased…

Cutting-edge Research into Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, Other Diseases to Be Focus of New UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

The Weill Family Foundation and Joan and Sanford I. “Sandy” Weill have donated $185,000,000 to the University of California, San Francisco, to establish the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences in an effort to expedite the development of new therapies for brain and nervous system diseases, including Huntington’s disease and Alzheimer’s…