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

Wearable Movement Sensor Suitable for Gait Analysis Outside Lab

A wearable sensor called Physilog 5 is practical and efficient for monitoring gait in children with Angelman syndrome and in Prader–Willi syndrome (PWS), another rare neurodevelopmental disorder, a small study suggests. These “real-world” measures “have potential advantages for children with disability, who may have difficulty accessing gait laboratories,…