Joana Carvalho, PhD, managing science editor —

Joana holds a bachelor’s in biology, a Master of Science in evolutionary and developmental biology, and a PhD in biomedical sciences from Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — those that make up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns. In addition to several research fellowships, she was awarded two Erasmus scholarships to conduct part of her studies in France.

Articles by Joana Carvalho

Modified Red Blood Cells May Be Better to Resolve Anemia in AIHA

Modified red blood cell products may be better at counteracting anemia than red blood cell suspensions normally used in conventional blood transfusions, while posing fewer side effects to patients with autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), a review study has found. Yet, investigators noted that additional studies will be needed to…

CAD May Be Related to Marginal Zone Lymphoma, Study Says

People with cold agglutinin disease (CAD) have genetic alterations previously reported in patients with marginal zone lymphoma (MZL), suggesting the disorders might be related, study reports. The study, “Cold agglutinin–associated B-cell lymphoproliferative disease shows highly recurrent gains of chromosome 3 and 12 or 18,” was…