Andrea Lobo, PhD, science writer —

Andrea Lobo holds a PhD in cell biology/neurosciences from the University of Coimbra-Portugal, where she studied stroke biology. As a research scientist for 19 years, Andrea participated in academic projects in multiple research fields, from stroke, gene regulation, cancer, and rare diseases. She has authored multiple research papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Articles by Andrea Lobo

AADC deficiency carriers found to be more than estimated in Sicily

About one in 39 individuals with neurological deficits on the Italian island of Sicily are carriers of genetic mutations associated with aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency, a higher prevalence than previously estimated, according to a recent study. Carriers are individuals with one mutated copy of the gene and…