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.
The rare disease status of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorder (HSD) should be re-evaluated, as both conditions seem to be more prevalent than previously thought, a U.K. study ... Read more
The Ehlers-Danlos Society has received an anonymous gift of $1 million to advance research in Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS), hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD), and related medical conditions. The generous gift has enabled ... Read more
Young people with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome have a considerable number of physical symptoms that have a significant affect on their ability to participate in everyday activities and on their mental ... Read more
The use of antihypertensive therapies — medications that lower high blood pressure — is not linked to a decrease in the frequency of clinical events associated with vascular Ehlers-Danlos ... Read more
The Ehlers-Danlos Society will award a total $275,000 in research grants to four projects seeking to advance knowledge of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD), and improve the quality ... Read more
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