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

FXTAS Should be Considered in the Diagnosis of Patients With Essential Tremor Who Show Certain Signs, Study Says

Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) should be considered in the diagnosis of patients with essential tremor who show signs of cerebellar involvement and/or drug-induced movement disorders (extrapyramidal signs), according to a study. The study, “Prevalence of fragile X‐associated tremor/ataxia syndrome: A survey of essential tremor patients with…