Joana Carvalho, PhD, managing science editor —

Joana holds a bachelor’s in biology, a Master of Science 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 — those that make up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns. In addition to several research fellowships, she was awarded two Erasmus scholarships to conduct part of her studies in France.

Articles by Joana Carvalho

VEST Lowers Duration of Painful SCD Crises

Vascular electrical stimulation therapy (VEST), a form of local electrical stimulation applied to the skin, can lower the duration of painful vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs) in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), according to data from a Phase 2 clinical trial. Based on these findings, study investigators argue that…