Patricia Inácio, 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 Inácio

Trial of namilumab for pulmonary sarcoidosis now fully enrolled

The Phase 2 clinical trial RESOLVE-Lung, which is testing namilumab as a treatment for people with chronic pulmonary sarcoidosis, is now fully enrolled. According to Kinevant Sciences, the therapy’s developer, 107 patients with hard-to-treat pulmonary sarcoidosis — disease that’s “not well-controlled despite currently available treatment” — have been…

Ocular sarcoidosis in patients without symptoms rare in Finland

In Finland, only 2% of sarcoidosis patients without symptoms of eye involvement indeed had ocular sarcoidosis, suggesting that routine eye examinations are not needed in the Finnish patient population. But as the frequency of ocular sarcoidosis varies considerably among people with sarcoidosis worldwide, “more studies are needed to…

Transbronchial Lung Cryobiopsy Is a Better Diagnostic Tool: Study

A recent technique for collecting lung tissue for analysis, called transbronchial lung cryobiopsy, is better than more conventional methods for a definitive sarcoidosis diagnosis, according to a German study. The study, “Diagnostic Yield of Transbronchial Lung Cryobiopsy Compared to Transbronchial Forceps Biopsy in Patients with Sarcoidosis in a…