Ana is a molecular biologist with a passion for discovery and communication. As a science writer she looks for connecting the public, in particular patient and healthcare communities, with clear and quality information about the latest medical advances. Ana holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in genetics, molecular biology, and infectious diseases.
The presence of certain types of bacteria, specifically gram-negative bacteria other than Pseudomonas aeruginosa, increases the risk of death, admission to an intensive care unit (ICU), and the need for vasopressors in ... Read more
Patients with sarcoidosis are more likely to have heart rhythm disorders, specifically ventricular tachycardia, and experience cardiac arrest, a review of a large sample of inpatients in the United States ... Read more
The American Lung Association, CHEST Foundation and the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) teamed up to bring greater awareness to sarcoidosis and encourage patients to be more proactive in their treatment programs. ... Read more
A wearable cardioverter-defibrillator can prevent sudden death in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis, new research demonstrates. A study found the device was capable of restoring heart rhythm in all patients who ... Read more
Several mutations found in 37 genes were reported to be possible genetic risk factors for pediatric sarcoidosis, according to researchers. The report, “Whole exome sequencing in three families segregating a ... Read more
A recent observational study showed that extrathoracic disease has a high incidence in World Trade Center firefighters who developed sarcoidosis following the 9/11 attack in the United States. The study, ... Read more