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.
Immune regulatory B-cells (Bregs) are less abundant in patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome, and are inversely correlated with disease activity, a study suggests. Therefore, low blood Bregs may help ... Read more
A supervised walking program, practiced three times a week for 16 weeks, safely improves cardiorespiratory fitness and exercise capacity while reducing fatigue in women with primary Sjögren’s syndrome, a ... Read more
Women with primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS) do not need to follow specific dietary guidelines to maintain good nutrition and oral health, a Norwegian study suggests. Furthermore, the patients adequately ... Read more
Neurological symptoms, including paralysis, experienced by Sjögren’s syndrome patients may not be caused by the disease but rather by mental disorders for which psychotherapy may be a better treatment option, ... Read more
Treatment with interferon-beta (IFN-β) reduces the inflammatory response in immune cells from Sjögren’s syndrome patients, a study reports. The findings suggest that treatment with IFN-β may be a potential ... Read more
Monoclonal gammopathy, a condition marked by an unusual protein produced in plasma cells and one that can progress to a blood cancer, is evident in patients with Sjögren syndrome ... Read more
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