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

Investigational Therapy May Alleviate Sleep Disorder, Cognitive Decline in Children with PWS

Pitolisant, an investigational anti-sleepiness therapy in the U.S., may help reduce daytime sleepiness and improve cognitive function in children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a case series suggests. The study, “Cognitive Improvements in Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome Following Pitolisant Treatment — Patient Reports,” was published in the Journal of…

Two Grants Will Advance Research for ‘Waking’ Healthy Genes in Prader-Willi Syndrome

A research project aiming to uncover whether awakening “sleeping” genes could overcome the genetic errors underlying Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and lessen disease severity, has earned funding from the Prader-Willi Research Foundation of Australia and the U.S. Foundation for Prader-Willi Research. “[W]e hope they might help people with Prader-Willi syndrome by…

Soleno Therapeutics Presents Positive Data on DCCR, its Candidate Therapy for Prader-Willi Syndrome

Soleno Therapeutics presented data supporting the clinical benefits of its treatment candidate diazoxide choline controlled-release (DCCR) in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). Specifically, researchers showed that DCCR reduces hyperphagia — an abnormally increased appetite and a hallmark of PWS — by triggering potassium channels in certain nerve cells. Moreover, DCCR was as…