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

Excellagen, a Potential Treatment for EDS, is Poised for Launch

Generex Biotechnology will launch a wound care gel formulation called Excellagen, a potential treatment option for patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) among others disorders. Excellagen is a highly-purified type 1 collagen-based, topical gel. According to Generex, its 3D dermal matrix favors wound healing. It activates platelets, leading to the…

Selective Shunt Occlusion Safe, Effective in vEDS Patient with Abnormal Blood Vessel Communication, Case Report Shows

A patient with vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS) and a type of abnormal communication between blood vessels called carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) was successfully treated via selective shunt occlusion, according to a case report. The study, “Selective Shunt Occlusion of Direct Carotid-Cavernous Fistula with Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome…