Joana Carvalho, PhD, managing science editor —

Joana holds a bachelor’s in biology, a Master of Science in evolutionary and developmental biology, and a PhD in biomedical sciences from Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — those that make up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns. In addition to several research fellowships, she was awarded two Erasmus scholarships to conduct part of her studies in France.

Articles by Joana Carvalho

Challenges Facing Adults With Angelman Detailed in Study

Despite being relatively healthy, adults with Angelman syndrome should be carefully monitored, particularly for weight control, vision and gastrointestinal issues, behavioral and sleep problems, and epilepsy, a study suggests. According to its authors, findings from this study, reported to have enrolled the largest and oldest group of adults with…

Mosaic Angelman Should be Included in the Differential Diagnosis of People With Milder AS Symptoms, Study Suggests

Clinicians should consider mosaic Angelman syndrome in the differential diagnosis of people who show milder symptoms of the disorder, a study suggests. The study, “Preserved expressive language as a phenotypic determinant of Mosaic Angelman Syndrome,” was published in Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine. Angelman syndrome (AS) is…