Alejandra has a PhD in Genetics from São Paulo State University (UNESP) and is currently working as a scientific writer, editor, and translator. As a writer for BioNews, she is fulfilling her passion for making scientific data easily available and understandable to the general public. Aside from her work with BioNews, she also works as a language editor for non-English speaking authors and is an author of science books for kids.
A technique that measures the levels of different metabolites — the products of cellular metabolism — of dopamine could serve as a non-invasive method to diagnose AADC deficiency, a study says. ... Read more
A gene therapy consisting of a viral vector carrying the DDC gene improved motor and cognitive functions in children with AADC deficiency, according to a Phase 1/2 trial. The study, “Gene ... Read more