Alejandra has a PhD in Genetics from São Paulo State University (UNESP) and is currently working as a scientific writer, editor, and translator. As a writer for BioNews, she is fulfilling her passion for making scientific data easily available and understandable to the general public. Aside from her work with BioNews, she also works as a language editor for non-English speaking authors and is an author of science books for kids.
A test that measures levels of glucosylsphingosine (or lyso-Gb1) in the blood may help diagnose Gaucher disease (GD) and distinguish between disease types, a study has found. The test proved ... Read more
Gaucher disease can predispose patients to rare types of blood cancer, and doctors should be vigilant for the development of these malignancies, a case report suggests. The study, “A case ... Read more
Prevail Therapeutics is asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approved a request to open clinical trials, at higher doses than initially planned, into its investigational gene therapy PR001 ... Read more
Gaucher disease may have very distinct manifestations, even among genetically similar people with the same mutation in the GBA gene. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to avoid severe consequences ... Read more
Manifestations in the eye are rare symptoms of Gaucher disease that can affect patients with all disease subtypes, a review study suggests. These symptoms should be diagnosed and treated early to avoid ... Read more
Morocco needs better facilities specialized in the screening, diagnosis, and management of Gaucher disease to prevent underdiagnosis of the disorder, a report of two cases suggests. Additionally, clinicians should consider other disease ... Read more