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.
A new case report described the rare case of a girl with Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) who experienced hearing loss and bronchopneumonia. The research, “A Unique Manifestation of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome ... Read more
Rhythm Pharmaceuticals is planning to expand its ongoing Phase 2 basket study investigating setmelanotide as an obesity treatment. The enlarged trial will include four additional genetic obesity disorders caused ... Read more
Genetic variations in the fat mass and obesity-associated (FTO) gene are strongly associated with obesity in both children and adults in the Chinese population, a study reports. The study, “FTO gene ... Read more
Mutations in genes belonging to the melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) pathway are linked to severe obesity but these cases are generally under-diagnosed and poorly understood. Therefore, a new registry, called ... Read more
Children with early-onset obesity have a higher burden of rare genetic variants involved in obesity than controls, suggesting that genomic analysis may improve individualized follow-ups and genetic counseling to ... Read more
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