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

Late AIP diagnosis leads to severe disability in young woman

An early diagnosis and treatment for acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) might have prevented severe complications in a 21-year-old woman, according to a U.K. case report. The researchers noted the nonspecific symptoms of porphyria attacks may make the diagnosis difficult. However, recurrent abdominal pain, low sodium levels in the blood,…