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

Anti-seizure Effects of Cannabinoids May Benefit Some Neurological Disorders But Not Others, Review Study Says

Despite the promising anti-seizure effects of cannabinoids in children with Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, more research is needed to understand how these compounds work and their potential benefits for other neurological disorders, according to a study. The study, “Safety, efficacy, and mechanisms of action of cannabinoids in…

Fintepla Improves Behavioral and Emotional Control in Dravet Patients, Analysis of Phase 3 Trial Shows

Zogenix‘s investigational compound Fintepla (fenfluramine HCl oral solution) improves behavioral and emotional control in children and young adults with Dravet syndrome, according to recent data presented at the 72nd American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans. These findings were based on a post-hoc analysis performed on patients who participated…