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

CBD-based Trunerox OK’d as add-on Dravet treatment

The National Institute of Drug and Food Surveillance (INVIMA) of Colombia has approved Trunerox as an add-on treatment for seizures in people with Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS). Trunerox, which was developed by the Canadian biopharmaceutical Avicanna, is a proprietary oral formulation of 10% cannabidiol…

Gastrointestinal, eating problems found to be common in Dravet

People with Dravet syndrome due to mutations in the SCN1A gene are more frequently affected by gastrointestinal and eating problems than those with other SCN1A-associated disorders, according to a study from the Netherlands. More than three-quarters of Dravet patients were reported to be experiencing two or more such issues, compared…