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

FDA clears device to quickly, accurately ID hemoglobin variants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared for use Trinity Biotech’s Premier Resolution System, an automated analyzer that can quickly and accurately detect and quantify hemoglobin variants. Hemoglobin is the protein that red blood cells use to carry oxygen through the bloodstream. Several hemoglobin variants identified…

New Assistance Fund program will aid underserved SCD patients

The Assistance Fund (TAF) has launched a new financial assistance program to cover out-of-pocket medical expenses for people with sickle cell disease (SCD). The program will cover copayments, health insurance premiums, costs related to ground travel needed to get treatment, and genetic testing, for people with SCD who…