Joana holds a BSc in Biology and a MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology from Universidade de Lisboa. She is currently finishing her PhD in Biomedicine and Clinical Research at 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 made up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns.
Derivatives of an Alzheimer’s disease precursor may be valuable biomarkers of disease activity in fragile X syndrome, according to a recent study. The results of the study, “Peripheral Amyloid ... Read more
Most caregivers claim that children with fragile X syndrome (FXS) show signs of social avoidance, unresponsiveness or lethargy and irritability, confirming the utility of a set of subscales traditionally ... Read more
Scientists have discovered a signaling cascade in fruit flies that may be a promising therapeutic target for treating fragile X syndrome in humans. The study with that finding, “Wnd/DLK Is ... Read more
Posture impairment in young people carrying mutations associated with fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome may already be present before the onset of the first symptoms of the disorder, a study ... Read more
OV101 (gaboxadol) shows an ability to reverse the hyperactivity, irritability, anxiety, aggression and repetitive behaviors that are characteristic of fragile X syndrome, a study in a mouse model of ... Read more
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