Ana is a molecular biologist enthusiastic about innovation and communication. In her role as a science writer she wishes to bring the advances in medical science and technology closer to the public, particularly to those most in need of them. Ana holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, during which she focused her research on molecular biology, epigenetics and infectious diseases.
Randomized controlled trials are needed to examine the benefits of vaccinating people with sickle cell disease (SCD) against salmonella infections, which can be particularly fatal to children with the ... Read more
The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) recently launched the first patient-driven registry for sickle cell disease (SCD), called Get Connected. The new registry was launched by the SCDAA on ... Read more
A team of researchers led by HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER) consortium found that genome sequencing enabled the diagnosis of almost 30 percent ... Read more
Researchers found that inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) given at the time of hospital admission did not improve outcomes in children with sickle cell disease (SCD)-associated acute chest syndrome. The study, ... Read more