Joana holds a BSc in Biology, a MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — cells that made up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns.
Statins and mucolytics may lower the risk of acute exacerbations and death among patients with bronchiectasis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a Taiwanese study found. The study, “Mucolytic Agents ... Read more
Production of autoantibodies against a particular protein called bactericidal/permeability-increased protein (BPI) is strongly associated with chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in patients with bronchiectasis, a study has found. BPI is an anti-microbial protein ... Read more
Significant changes in the composition of bacterial pathogens take place in the airways of people with bronchiectasis — in particular, a substantial increase of Pseudomonas aeruginosa together with a marked decrease of ... Read more
Vests used to thin and loosen mucus in patients with respiratory and neuromuscular diseases — called high-frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) vests — do not increase airflow bias in the ... Read more