Inês holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in blood vessel biology, blood stem cells, and cancer. Before that, she studied Cell and Molecular Biology at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and worked as a research fellow at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência.
Inês currently works as a Managing Science Editor, striving to deliver the latest scientific advances to patient communities in a clear and accurate manner.
Treatment with Benlysta (belimumab) induces meaningful and long-lasting reductions in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) disease activity, helping a significant proportion of patients achieve durable remission or a status of low ... Read more
Rheumatologists, researchers, and patients have joined forces on a global scale to better understand how COVID-19 affects people with rheumatic diseases, including those with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The COVID-19 ... Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted fast track designation to RemeGen‘s RC18 (telitacicept) to treat people with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A therapy candidate is put on the FDA’s fast track ... Read more
RemeGen has received $100 million in private financing to continue advancing RC18 (telitacicept), its lead treatment candidate for autoimmune diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) now in a pivotal clinical trial. ... Read more
Panniculitis — a group of conditions that causes painful bumps to appear under the skin — is a rare manifestation of childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) that occurs mainly in ... Read more
Omalizumab — a treatment already approved for allergic asthma and chronic hives — is well-tolerated and reduces disease activity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a Phase 1b clinical ... Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted fast track status to baricitinib for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients, the treatment’s developers, Eli Lilly and Incyte, announced. Fast track designation ... Read more
Zostavax, a live attenuated herpes zoster vaccine, is well-tolerated and causes an antibody response in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), who have a significant risk of herpes zoster infection and ... Read more
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with highly active disease responded well to treatment with atacicept at 150 mg each week — especially those on continuous treatment for about one year, ... Read more
Ustekinumab as an add-on to standard of care was seen to significantly increase the number of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with a reduction in disease activity compared to standard of ... Read more