Vanda Pinto, PhD, science writer —

​​Vanda is a biochemist with a PhD in biomedicine from the University of Porto, Portugal. She conducted her postdoctoral research first at the Bristol Medical School, U.K., studying the insulin-PI3K/Akt signaling pathway in diabetic nephropathy, then at the Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto, where her focus was on glycosylation in lupus nephritis and inflammatory bowel disease. She next made the switch to science publishing, handling papers in biochemistry, molecular biology, and immunology.

Articles by Vanda Pinto

Gender, Race, and Thymectomy Increase Risk for Lupus in MG

People with myasthenia gravis (MG) have an increased risk of developing systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE, another type of autoimmune disorder, according to recent study findings that suggest “a real association between these two diseases.” Especially at risk are African American women, those who had surgery to remove…

Rare Case of MG and Bone Marrow Disorders Reported

An extremely rare case of myasthenia gravis (MG) associated with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and aplastic anemia (AA), two bone marrow failure conditions in which the immune system mistakenly attacks developing red blood cells, was reported recently. The report, “Myasthenia gravis and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria after thymectomy: A…

Older Late-onset Patients Have Overall Positive Prognosis

Patients who start experiencing symptoms of myasthenia gravis (MG) after age 65 have an overall good prognosis and response to immunosuppressive treatments, according to a recent Canadian study. In addition, the presence of other medical conditions, or comorbidities, had no effect on the severity of MG symptoms or on…

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.