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

Molecular Analysis Pinpoints Potentially Important Pathways for Classical EDS

A gene expression analysis identified several deregulated pathways in fibroblasts from classical Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) patients, offering new insights for future studies investigating the disease mechanisms and potential therapies, a study reports. The study, “Molecular insights in the pathogenesis of classical Ehlers-Danlos syndrome from transcriptome-wide expression profiling of…

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Is Common Among Children and Adolescents with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Study Finds

Approximately two in five children and adolescents with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome experience impaired breathing during sleep, a condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a study reports. The condition increases daytime sleepiness and sleep-related breathing disorders, which reduce the quality of life. The study, “Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Children and Adolescents…

Gastrointestinal Injuries Prevalent in Vascular Ehlers‐Danlos Patients, 17‐year Study Shows

Nearly half of patients with vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome experience gastrointestinal injuries, but men seem to carry an increased risk and severity than women, a 17-year retrospective study shows. The study, “Natural history of gastrointestinal manifestations in vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: a 17-year retrospective review,” was published in the Journal…