Patricia Inácio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inácio

AHP Patients Have Chronic Symptoms Between Attacks: Study

People with acute hepatic porphyria (AHP) having recurrent attacks are burdened with chronic symptoms between those attacks, according to data from the natural history EXPLORE study. High disease burden was also observed in patients having fewer porphyria attacks — less than three in the absence of preventive treatment for…

‘Urgent’ Need in China to Better Diagnose AIP, Study Says

A large proportion of people with acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) may still be undiagnosed in China, according to a recent study — and without a proper diagnosis, they’re not receiving needed treatment, researchers say. “More nationwide epidemiological surveys and study of the prevalence rate of AIP patients in China are…