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

Brain Electrical Activity Can Help Evaluate Learning Skills in Nonverbal Angelman Patients

Nonverbal Angelman syndrome patients can learn new information by exposure to repeated auditory stimuli, a new study shows. Measuring brain electrical activity can help evaluate patients’ auditory learning and memory capacity. The study, “Feasibility of using auditory event-related potentials to investigate learning and memory in nonverbal individuals with Angelman…

Autism, Common in Angelman, May be Caused by Maternal Genetic Defects, Study Shows

Certain genetic defects of maternal origin may be a potential cause of autism spectrum disorder, a neurodevelopmental disorder often found in Angelman syndrome patients, a study suggests. The study, “A genome-wide investigation into parent-of-origin effects in autism spectrum disorder identifies previously associated genes including SHANK3,” was published in the European…