Ana is a molecular biologist with a passion for discovery and communication. As a science writer she looks for connecting the public, in particular patient and healthcare communities, with clear and quality information about the latest medical advances. Ana holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in genetics, molecular biology, and infectious diseases.
An algorithm that measures spontaneous variations in pupil dilation or heart rate could allow much earlier detection of Rett syndrome (RTT) and possibly other autism-related disorders, researchers have found. ... Read more
Cannabidivarin, a non-psychotic compound found in cannabis, fully rescued memory deficits and delayed the appearance of neurological and motor defects in a mouse model of Rett syndrome (RTT), a ... Read more
Physical therapy and other medical interventions, together with daily support from family and caregivers, can help adults with Rett syndrome maintain or even regain their motor skills, and remain physically active, ... Read more
Investigational therapy trofinetide showed promising safety and efficacy results as a treatment for children and adolescents with Rett syndrome, according to recent data from a Phase 2 clinical trial. A ... Read more
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