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.
Gilead Sciences has suspended enrollment in two Phase 3 trials studying the effects of filgotinib, an anti-inflammatory therapy currently being investigated in several inflammatory conditions, in patients with ankylosing spondylitis ... Read more
Non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) has been given a diagnostic code, M46.80, that will be used to identify the condition in the 10th edition of the International Classification of Diseases, Clinical ... Read more
Low levels of Humira (adalimumab) early in the course of treatment and the presence of neutralizing autoantibodies in the blood of people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are associated with failure to ... Read more
Treatment with Simponi Aria (golimumab) led to clinically meaningful improvements in health-related quality of life in adults with ankylosing spondylitis after four months — benefits that were maintained over one ... Read more
Treatment with Erelzi (etanercept) is well-tolerated by people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and other rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and progressive psoriatic arthritis, an early analysis of a real-world study suggests. The ... Read more
A specific type of MRI called diffusion-weighted imaging is sensitive enough to identify patients with early signs of axial spondyloarthritis, a study has f0und. Results of the study, “Diffusion-weighted Imaging ... Read more
A physical intervention program based on pilates training may be beneficial for people with ankylosing spondylitis, a study finds. The research, “One Year of Pilates Training for Ankylosing Spondylitis: A ... Read more