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

Protein-rich Diet May Help Control Weight in PWS Youth

Consumption of a high-protein diet shifts muscle cells’ metabolism to use fats rather than carbohydrates as an energy source in children and young adults with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a pilot study in Canada suggests. The findings support the need for more studies to assess the implications of different types…

Antidepressant Sertraline May Help Control Temper Outbursts

The antidepressant sertraline may help control temper outbursts in people with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a small study suggests. Among 13 patients who completed six months of treatment with sertraline, the researchers reported a greater than 90% decrease in the frequency of temper outbursts. Treatment over six months also…