Joana holds a BSc in Biology, a MSc 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 — cells that made up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns.
The annual rate of surgeries should increase to reduce patients’ risk of developing hypoparathyroidism after undergoing thyroid surgery, a study says. The study, “Effect of surgeons’ annual operative volume ... Read more
Ascendis Pharma is planning the design of its upcoming Phase 2 clinical trial intended to assess the efficacy and safety of its proprietary, investigational TransCon PTH therapy in adults ... Read more
Long-term use of recombinant human parathyroid hormone, or rhPTH(1-84), improves mineral balance and normalizes the levels of calcium in the urine of people with chronic hypoparathyroidism, a Phase 3 ... Read more
A team of Chinese researchers is conducting a clinical trial to test a new parathyroid auto-transplantation site for patients with hypoparathyroidism. The study protocol was published in an article, “Parathyroid ... Read more
Postmenopausal women with post-surgical hypoparathyroidism treated with thyroid suppressors are less likely to experience bone loss compared to postmenopausal women with a normal parathyroid function, a study has found. The study, ... Read more
People with chronic hypoparathyroidism are at higher risk of developing other illnesses — including heart disease, stroke, infections, and epilepsy — than the general population, especially those whose disease did not result from ... Read more
A plasma gel scaffold, easily injected and capable of delivering cells that produce and release the parathyroid hormone (PTH), could be a potential new treatment for hypoparathyroidism patients, a study reports. ... Read more