Vanda Pinto, PhD, science writer —

​​Vanda is a biochemist with a PhD in biomedicine from the University of Porto, Portugal. She conducted her postdoctoral research first at the Bristol Medical School, U.K., studying the insulin-PI3K/Akt signaling pathway in diabetic nephropathy, then at the Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto, where her focus was on glycosylation in lupus nephritis and inflammatory bowel disease. She next made the switch to science publishing, handling papers in biochemistry, molecular biology, and immunology.

Articles by Vanda Pinto

HEDGE Study Seeking hEDS Cause Invites 1,000 Patients to Enroll

A total of 1,000 people with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) have been invited to enroll in an ongoing international study — called the Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Genetic Evaluation or HEDGE — aimed at finding the genetic causes of this connective tissue disorder. According to the Ehlers-Danlos Society, which…

High Rates of Vulvodynia Likely in Women With EDS/HSD: Survey

Half of the women with Ehlers–Danlos syndrome (EDS) or hypermobile spectrum disorder (HSD) who took part in an online survey reported being affected by vulvodynia — a condition that causes chronic pain in the vulva — as well as dyspareunia, also known as genital pain during sexual intercourse, results…