Joana is currently completing her PhD in Biomedicine and Clinical Research at Universidade de Lisboa. She also holds a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology from Universidade de Lisboa. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — cells that make up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns.
Mutations associated with Huntington’s disease increase nerve cells’ resistance to high levels of manganese, according to a recent study. The results of the study, “Huntington’s disease associated resistance to ... Read more
Laquinimod, an experimental immunomodulatory therapy developed by Active Biotech and Teva Pharmaceuticals, reduced signs of inflammation and brain atrophy (shrinkage) in patients with Huntington’s disease, data from an exploratory analysis ... Read more
Patients at a pre-symptomatic stage of Huntington’s disease have marked difficulties recognizing and understanding negative and neutral mental states of other individuals, regardless of gender, a study has found. ... Read more
People with Huntington’s disease may have two different symptom profiles, a cognitive-motor and a psychiatric profile, associated with different clinical and neurobiological features. The findings of the study, “Specific ... Read more
Mild genetic or environmental changes that upset the circadian clock (our internal sleep-wake cycle) may work to diminish the toxicity of mutant huntingtin, the protein involved in Huntington’s disease and ... Read more
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