Ana is a molecular biologist enthusiastic about innovation and communication. In her role as a science writer she wishes to bring the advances in medical science and technology closer to the public, particularly to those most in need of them. Ana holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she focused her research on molecular biology, epigenetics and infectious diseases.
A branch of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended that Rhythm‘s setmelanotide be designated an orphan medicine to treat people with Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), a rare genetic disorder of obesity. The positive ... Read more
Rhythm Pharmaceuticals is offering a free genetic testing program — Uncovering Rare Obesity — to help individuals with severe obesity find out if there is a genetic cause for their excess weight. The ... Read more
The University of Alberta, in Canada, is recruiting people with Bardet-Biedl syndrome and Alström syndrome for a pivotal Phase 3 trial testing the investigational anti-obesity therapy setmelanotide. The study, run ... Read more
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