José Lopes, PhD, managing science editor —

José holds a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Porto, Portugal. After postdocs at Weill Connell Medicine and Western University, where he studied the processes driving hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease, he moved on in 2016 to a career in science writing and communication. José is the author of several peer-reviewed papers and a book chapter and has presented his research in numerous international meetings.

Articles by José Lopes

Recording Eye Movements May Help Diagnose MG Earlier, Study Suggests

Assessing altered eye movements with a technique called electrooculography (EOG) may become a non-invasive method for early diagnosis of myasthenia gravis (MG), according to new research. The study, “Analysis of Electrooculography Signals for the Detection of Myasthenia Gravis,” was published in the journal Clinical Neurophysiology.

Soliris May Be Best Immunotherapy for MG Patients, Study Suggests

Soliris (eculizumab) may be the most effective and well-tolerated immunotherapy for patients with myasthenia gravis (MG), according to an analysis of multiple studies. The research, “Immunosuppressive and monoclonal antibody treatment for myasthenia gravis: A network meta‐analysis,” was published in the journal CNS Neuroscience…

Soliris Shows Sustained Efficacy and Safety for gMG in Extension Study

Treatment with Soliris (eculizumab) provided adults with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) clinically meaningful improvements through three years in daily living, muscle strength, functional ability and quality of life, according to early data from an extension study. Lower rates of MG exacerbations and hospitalizations were also observed. The…

2021 Myasthenia Gravis Survey Results

BioNews Survey Infographic

Myasthenia Gravis News conducted a survey from Feb. 11-March 28 to gain greater insight into the characteristics of the MG community and disease management. Results of the survey have now been published. Click on the image to view the infographic, and click here to read the story.