Alejandra has a PhD in Genetics from São Paulo State University (UNESP) and is currently working as a scientific writer, editor, and translator. As a writer for BioNews, she is fulfilling her passion for making scientific data easily available and understandable to the general public. Aside from her work with BioNews, she also works as a language editor for non-English speaking authors and is an author of science books for kids.
Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT) published the results from its Phase 1/2 clinical trial that tested the potential therapy voxelotor in patients with sickle cells disease (SCD). Supported by the published results, the company ... Read more
Children and adolescents with sickle cell anemia do less physical activity and have a more sedentary lifestyle than healthy controls, according to a study. The study, “Objectively measured physical activity ... Read more
Bluebird bio presented new positive results from the ongoing Phase 1/2 HGB-206 clinical trial evaluating the effectiveness and safety of investigational gene therapy LentiGlobin in patients with severe sickle cell anemia. The ... Read more