Patricia Inácio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inácio

LOPD can be misdiagnosed as inflammatory muscle disease: Study

A man with late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) was initially misdiagnosed with an inflammatory muscle disease called polymyositis, according to a case study highlighting the need to incorporate imaging tests in clinical practice to reduce the delay in diagnosis and treatment. After medication failed to improve his muscle strength, the…

Gene therapy shows promise in mouse model of Pompe

A new gene therapy for Pompe disease showed promise in a mouse model, researchers say, fully clearing in muscles the buildup of glycogen that characterizes the genetic disorder and also reducing it nearly completely in the brain. Glycogen is the stored form of glucose, or sugar — the body’s…