Andrea Lobo,  —

Andrea Lobo is a Science writer at BioNews. She holds a Biology degree and a PhD in Cell Biology/Neurosciences from the University of Coimbra-Portugal, where she studied stroke biology. She was a postdoctoral and senior researcher at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health in Porto, in drug addiction, studying neuronal plasticity induced by amphetamines. As a research scientist for 19 years, Andrea participated in academic projects in multiple research fields, from stroke, gene regulation, cancer, and rare diseases. She authored multiple research papers in peer-reviewed journals. She shifted towards a career in science writing and communication in 2022.

Articles by Andrea Lobo

Respiratory Distress Treated in Toddler With PWS, Moebius Syndromes

A toddler with both Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and Moebius syndrome was successfully treated for respiratory distress with a cystic fibrosis medication called dornase alfa and hypertonic saline delivered via the nose. The girl displayed a rare combination of the two congenital diseases — meaning they were present at birth…

Specific Gene Deletions Associated with More Severe PWS Disease Symptoms

An overview of patients with atypical deletions causing Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) suggests deletions in the SNURF-SNPRN and SNORD-116 genes are crucial for developing major PWS symptoms, a new study reports. The study “Atypical 15q11.2-q13 Deletions and the Prader-Willi Phenotype,” was published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. PWS…