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

Supplements essential for common vitamin D deficiency in EPP: Study

Vitamin D supplementation significantly increases the levels of vitamin D and reduces its deficiency, which is prevalent in adults with erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP), regardless of whether they’re being treated with Scenesse (afamelanotide), a recent study reports. However, treatment with Scenesse did not significantly affect the levels of vitamin D…

Top 10 porphyria stories of 2023

Throughout 2023, Porphyria News Today has brought you coverage of the latest developments in scientific research and treatment for porphyria. Here’s a  brief look at the 10 most-read articles we published last year. We hope our stories in 2023 helped to inform and improve the lives of those…

Case of pregnancy-related AIP highlights challenges in diagnosis

A 33-year-old pregnant woman experiencing severe abdominal pain shortly before delivery and showing worsening neurological symptoms thereafter was misdiagnosed with several conditions before an acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) diagnosis was confirmed, according to a case report from Saudi Arabia. “[Neurologic] porphyria is an easily missed entity due to its…