Joana brings more than 8 years of academic research and experience as well as Scientific writing and editing to her role as a Science and Research writer. She also served as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology in Coimbra, Portugal, where she also received her PhD in Health Science and Technologies, with a specialty in Molecular and Cellular Biology.
The acquisition of memories by the brain requires that neurons undergo certain physical changes. In showing exactly how these changes take place, researchers may be closer to understanding how ... Read more
More information is needed on several aspects regarding a form of epilepsy resistant to treatments (drug-resistant epilepsy, or DRE) to provide better care and management of epileptic patients, according to a ... Read more
Epileptic seizures may be suppressed by increasing the concentration of specific fats in the brain, according to a study from the VIB–Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology, in Belgium. In ... Read more
Researchers identified a new group of proteins that help the brain to control its activity, including several proteins found to be altered in epilepsy patients. This finding sheds light on what ... Read more
Fycompa (perampanel) is an approved treatment for epilepsy when used combination with other drugs, but its use is associated with significant side effects. Now, a study explains exactly how this ... Read more
Zynerba Pharmaceuticals has announced the start of the its Phase 2 STAR1 trial to assess the safety and effectiveness of ZYN002, a cannabiniol (CBD) gel for the treatment of adult epilepsy ... Read more