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

Genetic Testing May Identify New Gene Mutations in EDS: Study

A genetic testing technique called next-generation sequencing (NGS) may help unveil unrecognized disease-causing mutations linked with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and related disorders, a Polish study suggests. The study “Next-Generation Sequencing of Connective Tissue Genes in Patients with Classical Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome” was published in Current Issues in Molecular…

Opioid–free Anesthesia Found to Improve Pain Control After Surgery

People with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) who undergo surgery to fix joint problems experience less pain when given opioid-free anesthesia and post-surgery pain management, a study reports. The study, “Opioid-free anesthesia for patients with joint hypermobility syndrome undergoing craneo-cervical fixation: a case-series study focused on anti-hyperalgesic approach,”…