Joana holds a BSc in Biology, a MSc 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 — cells that made up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns.
Trifluoperazine, an approved antipsychotic medication normally prescribed to treat schizophrenia and anxiety, may be a promising therapeutic candidate for people with fragile X syndrome, a new study suggests. The ... Read more
A mouse model of fragile X syndrome shows mild auditory impairments resembling those seen in people with the disorder, a study found. The study, “Characterization of auditory and binaural ... Read more
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
The presence of AGG triplets in the FMR1 gene sequence may be linked to the number of CGG repeats — the genetic cause underlying fragile X syndrome — and ... Read more
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