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, including stroke, gene regulation, cancer, and rare diseases. She has authored multiple research papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Articles by Andrea Lobo

University of Michigan neurologist wins award for ALS research

University of Michigan neurologist Eva Feldman was recently recognized with the 2024 Sheila Essey Award for her groundbreaking research on the biological processes that drive the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and its progression. The award, announced at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2024 Annual Meeting, recognizes…

Health Canada now reviewing Qalsody as treatment for SOD1-ALS

Health Canada is now reviewing Qalsody (tofersen) as a potential treatment for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) who carry mutations in the SOD1 gene, according to the therapy’s developer Biogen. The Canadian regulatory authority agreed to review Biogen’s application for the therapy’s approval, with its decision expected in early 2025, according to…

Coave wins grant to advance gene therapy CTx-TFEB for ALS

Coave Therapeutics has received a grant from the ALS Association to support the development of its gene therapy candidate CTx-TFEB for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The grant, made through the Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Drug Development Program, is part of the $2.9 million the ALS Association…