Joana Vindeirinho, PhD,  —

Joana is a Science Writer at BioNews. She is a cell biologist with a PhD in neurobiology of disease (University of Coimbra, Portugal), focused on the role of the adenosinergic system in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy. She moved from research into high-impact medical editing in 2017, before shifting into a more direct science writing and communication role in 2022.

Articles by Joana Vindeirinho

AIP found to be cause of woman’s abdominal pain, SiADH: Case study

A woman with unexplained abdominal pain and syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SiADH) was eventually diagnosed with acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) after initial testing and misdiagnoses, a new case study reports. In SiADH, overproduction of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) causes the kidneys to reduce filtration significantly and retain more…