Patricia holds her Ph.D. in Cell Biology from University Nova de Lisboa, 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 Laboratory of Doctor David A. Fidock, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York.
Certain variants in the lactoferrin (LTF) and lactoferrin receptor-related genes may increase the risk for metabolic syndrome in obese people, a study suggests. The study, “Metabolic Health in Obese Subjects—Is ... Read more
The activity of four genes – specifically HOXA5, DMRT2, DMRT3 and CSN1S1 – may regulate body fat distribution in black South African women with obesity, a small study suggests. The findings also showed ... Read more
Daily treatment with setmelanotide for one year significantly reduced body weight and hunger in Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) patients with severe obesity, a Phase 2/3 trial shows. The study, “Effect of ... Read more
A broad diagnostic approach that takes into account genetics, hormonal changes, cognitive impairments, and medication use may help identify the underlying cause of pediatric obesity in almost 20% of ... Read more
Soybean oil, the most consumed cooking oil in the U.S., induces genetic changes in the hypothalamus — the brain region controlling appetite and metabolism — a study in mice suggests. ... Read more
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