Joana Carvalho, PhD, managing science editor —

Joana holds a bachelor’s in biology, a Master of Science in evolutionary and developmental biology, and a PhD in biomedical sciences from Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — those that make up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns. In addition to several research fellowships, she was awarded two Erasmus scholarships to conduct part of her studies in France.

Articles by Joana Carvalho

Persistent Hypoparathyroidism May Merit APS-1 Diagnosis

The presence of persistent hypoparathyroidism should prompt physicians to consider a possible diagnosis of autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1 (APS-1), a rare genetic disorder, even in the absence of other typical symptoms, according to a case report. The study, “Hypoparathyroidism as the single major component for decades…

TransCon PTH Phase 3 Clinical Trial Moving Forward

Ascendis Pharma anticipates it will announce top-line data from a new Phase 3 clinical trial of TransCon PTH, the company’s investigational hormone replacement therapy for hypoparathyroidism, before the end of the year, according to a recent company update. The study, called PaTHway (NCT04701203), seeks to assess the…