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 at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and worked as a research fellow at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência.
Inês currently works as a Managing Science Editor, striving to deliver the latest scientific advances to patient communities in a clear and accurate manner.
The tumor protein CA153 may be a valuable blood biomarker for the early diagnosis and treatment of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in people with primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS), a recent ... Read more
Alterations in salivary glands that cause immune cell infiltration in Sjӧgren’s syndrome patients may be triggered by changes in the mouth’s bacterial composition, findings from a recent study suggest. ... Read more
Activating the immune receptor Ly9 significantly reduces the infiltration of immune cells into the salivary glands and kidneys of mice with Sjögren’s syndrome-like disease, without compromising their general immune system ... Read more
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 ... Read more
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 ... Read more
Compounds known as glucosides, extracted from the root of a flower called the Chinese peony, alleviated dryness, lessened fatigue, and reduced overall disease burden in Sjögren’s syndrome patients, a ... Read more
Levels of BST-2 — a molecule involved in fighting virus infections — in salivary glands correlate with disease activity in patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome, and may serve as a biomarker for ... Read more
Cyclosporine A treatment improves vision and increases tear production in people with moderate-to-severe dry eye disease, including those with Sjögren’s syndrome, an Egyptian study shows. The research, “Efficacy and ... Read more