Patrícia Silva, PhD, director of science content —

Patrícia holds a PhD in medical microbiology and infectious diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal. Her work in academia was mainly focused on molecular biology and the genetic traits of infectious agents such as viruses and parasites. Patrícia earned several travel awards to present her work at international scientific meetings. She is a published author of several peer-reviewed science articles.

Articles by Patrícia Silva

EDS and Puberty

Last updated Feb. 18, 2022, by Patrícia Silva, PhD ✅ Fact-checked by José Lopes, PhD Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of rare genetic disorders that affects the connective tissues that provide structural support to organs and other tissues in the body. It results in unusually mobile…

Ehlers-Danlos Society Raising Awareness on Hypermobility Among Dancers, Gymnasts, Acrobats

The Ehlers-Danlos Society is launching an awareness campaign about hypermobility in athletics — especially in the dance, gymnastics, and acrobatic communities — to help families understand the challenges of having a super-flexible body. The global initiative started in May, which is recognized as Ehlers-Danlos Awareness Month. For highly flexible athletes in demanding…