Ana is a molecular biologist enthusiastic about innovation and communication. In her role as a science writer she wishes to bring the advances in medical science and technology closer to the public, particularly to those most in need of them. Ana holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she focused her research on molecular biology, epigenetics and infectious diseases.
Children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) may be particularly prone to metabolic alterations, including greater insulin resistance, which may be linked to increased risk for mental problems such as psychosis, a study ... Read more
Adults with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) have difficulty recognizing facial expressions, which may contribute to their poor social skills, a study reveals. The researchers found that people with PWS also show ... Read more
Overweight or obese Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) patients are more likely to have gut problems and take medicines for gastrointestinal illnesses, a study has found. The study also showed that surgery ... Read more
A new blood test called EpiSign may help identify complex and hard-to-diagnose genomic imprinting disorders such as Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). EpiSign, available in two versions, can diagnose 19 complex disorders. This newly available diagnostic ... Read more
A new study shows that alterations in body composition, appetite-regulating factors, cardiovascular disease markers, and bone density are common in adults with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). The study, titled “Body composition, ... Read more
Motor disability is a common problem in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and may negatively impact their caregivers’ quality of life, particularly physical and emotional problems, researchers from Taiwan reported. ... Read more
Patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), diabetes, and fat accumulation in the pancreas may benefit from a combined treatment of two therapies that treat diabetes: tofogliflozin (which has not yet been ... Read more