Patricia Inacio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, 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 Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inacio

Catalyst Readies Phase 3 Study of Firdapse in Patients with MuSK-MG

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals announced that it will soon begin a Phase 3 clinical trial to assess Firdapse (amifampridine phosphate) in people with myasthenia gravis who are positive for the MuSK antibody. In meetings, the company and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) arrived at an agreement regarding the size, scope and objectives of…

Muscle Regeneration Delayed in Myasthenia Gravis As Stem Cell Functioning Is Impaired, Study Suggests

Muscle regeneration in myasthenia gravis likely is delayed as a result of the impaired functioning of muscle stem cells, called satellite cells (SCs), a study has found. The study, “Muscle satellite cells are functionally impaired in myasthenia gravis: consequences on muscle regeneration,” was published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica.