Joana holds a BSc in Biology, a MSc 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 — cells that made up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns.
The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) has funded a series of research projects, ongoing worldwide, aimed at seeking new therapies for people with lupus. The award recipients presented their findings ... Read more
A frailty index developed by the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) could be a powerful and meaningful health measure to estimate vulnerability and mortality risk among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus ... Read more
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients have a higher risk for certain cancers — including cervical, thyroid, ovarian, and oral cancer, as well as lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and leukemia — ... Read more
Defects in the Ets1 gene in T-cells, immune system cells with known links to inflammation, caused the uncontrolled expansion of some of these cells in mice and induced systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) ... Read more
Researchers from the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have developed a bioelectronic device that is effective at reducing pain and fatigue in people with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The device ... Read more
Immugenyx, a subsidiary of Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals, has partnered with Janssen Research & Development, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, to develop a new humanized mouse model ... Read more
Black Africans often have distinct variants of systemic lupus erythematosus compared to white patients, but conventional diagnostic tests can’t detect these variants, say researchers from Scotland’s University of Edinburgh and collaborators ... Read more