José Lopes, PhD, managing science editor —

José holds a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Porto, Portugal. After postdocs at Weill Connell Medicine and Western University, where he studied the processes driving hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease, he moved on in 2016 to a career in science writing and communication. José is the author of several peer-reviewed papers and a book chapter and has presented his research in numerous international meetings.

Articles by José Lopes

Ability to Form Words, Sentences Linked with Autism Spectrum Disorder Severity in Young Males with Fragile X

A greater ability to generate words, phrases and sentences correlates with lower autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptom severity in adolescent and young adult males with fragile X syndrome (FXS), according to a study. The research, “ASD Comorbidity in Fragile X Syndrome: Symptom Profile and Predictors of Symptom Severity in Adolescent and Young Adult…

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to OV101 for Fragile X

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted fast track designation to Ovid Therapeutics’ Fragile X syndrome (FXS) treatment candidate OV101 (gaboxadol). The designation accelerates the development and regulatory review of investigational medications for the treatment of serious conditions and that fill an unmet medical need.