Joana Carvalho, PhD, managing science editor —

Joana holds a bachelor’s in biology, a Master of Science in evolutionary and developmental biology, and a PhD in biomedical sciences from Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — those that make up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns. In addition to several research fellowships, she was awarded two Erasmus scholarships to conduct part of her studies in France.

Articles by Joana Carvalho

Mutations Linked to Huntington’s Increase Nerve Cells’ Resistance to High Levels of Manganese, Study Finds

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 Mn neurotoxicity is neurodevelopmental stage and neuronal lineage dependent,” were published in NeuroToxicology. Manganese (Mn) is…