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.

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Apellis’ APL-2 Receives FDA’s Orphan Drug Designation for AIHA

APL-2, Apellis Pharmaceuticals‘ investigational compound for the treatment of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) and other complement system diseases, has received the designation of orphan drug from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of AIHA. “This orphan drug designation represents an important recognition by…