Inês holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in blood vessel biology, blood stem cells, and cancer. Before that, she studied Cell and Molecular Biology at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and worked as a research fellow at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência.
Inês currently works as a Managing Science Editor, striving to deliver the latest scientific advances to patient communities in a clear and accurate manner.
The effectiveness of ambroxol — a molecule that improves the folding and maturation of abnormal glucocerebrosidase — does not depend only on the type of GBA mutation a Gaucher patient has, ... Read more
The small molecule arimoclomol — which is already in Phase 2/3 clinical testing — improves the folding and maturation of abnormal glucocerebrosidase across multiple cell models of Gaucher disease, including neuronopathic ones, ... Read more
Long-term treatment with Cerdelga (eliglustat), a substrate reduction therapy for Gaucher disease type 1, is safe and continuously improves blood parameters, decreases spleen and liver volumes, and reduces markers of ... Read more
A Lysosomal Storage Disease Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital is conducting a survey as part of a study to investigate how those patients perceive their treatment. The survey asks for ... Read more
The Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) is recruiting people with Gaucher disease for a new study in Parkinson’s disease because mutations in the GBA gene may cause both diseases. Both ... Read more
JScreen, a nonprofit group affiliated with Atlanta’s Emory University, spent October — Gaucher Disease Awareness Month — screening Jewish students for Gaucher and other genetic conditions at U.S. college campuses with ... Read more
Baebis recently announced that Seeker, the company’s novel newborn screening laboratory platform designed to measure the activity of lysosomal enzymes from newborn dried blood specimens, has been granted a CE Mark ... Read more
Sanofi Genzyme established the Chart Your Own Course scholarship program back in 2013 to help students with lysosomal storage disorders pursue their dreams. Judges will select the 15 winners of this year’s fifth annual ... Read more
Project HOPE has named UnitedHealth Group and the Gaucher Initiative in Egypt the recipients of its 2017 Global Health Awards. The awards, handed out during the nonprofit organization’s June 13 annual gala ... Read more