Andrea Lobo, PhD, science writer —

Andrea Lobo holds a PhD in cell biology/neurosciences from the University of Coimbra-Portugal, where she studied stroke biology. As a research scientist for 19 years, Andrea participated in academic projects in multiple research fields, from stroke, gene regulation, cancer, and rare diseases. She has authored multiple research papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Articles by Andrea Lobo

Mutation tied to Fabry disease in woman with kidney disease

A mutation in the GLA gene associated with Fabry disease was found by Italian researchers in a woman with end-stage kidney disease, according to a case report study. The 52-year-old woman was the sole family member with the disease-causing variant, meaning it was a de novo variant that wasn’t inherited…

Partnership will advance platform to help therapies reach brain

Chiesi Global Rare Diseases and Aliada Therapeutics are teaming up to advance a blood-brain barrier (BBB) crossing platform technology to deliver therapies for lysosomal storage disorders, including Fabry disease. The BBB is a semipermeable membrane that limits what substances can pass from the bloodstream into the brain.