Inês Martins, PhD, managing science editor —

Inês holds a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in blood vessel biology, blood stem cells, and cancer. Before that, she studied cell and molecular biology and worked as a research fellow at multiple institutes. In addition to several college awards, Inês won the Pfizer Basic Research Award in 2012 for a research paper. She also has a graduate degree in data science.

Articles by Inês Martins

Vaginal Dryness and Pain Can Affect Sexual Intimacy in Primary Sjögren’s Patients, Study Finds

Difficulties with engaging in sex — including arousal, lubrication, orgasm, and satisfaction — are significant in women with primary Sjögren’s syndrome compared to healthy women, and sexual function decreases as disease duration increases, a study reports. The findings, “Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome Adversely Affects the Female Sexual Function Assessed by…

Leflunomide-Hydroxychloroquine Combo Shows Potential for Sjögren’s Patients in Pilot Trial

A combination of leflunomide and hydroxychloroquine significantly reduced disease activity, increased salivary flow, and improved patient-perceived health in patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome, a pilot trial showed. Findings of the trial were revealed at the recent American College of Rheumatology 2018 Meeting, in Chicago. Timothy Radstake, MD, PhD, from the …