Patricia Valerio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds a PhD in Neurobiology from the University of Basel, Switzerland, where she studied how hearing develops and functions. She is originally from Portugal and earned an MSc in Cellular and Molecular Biology, focusing on metabolic diseases, such as diabetes, and a BSc in Biomedical Pharmacy from the University of Coimbra. Patricia enjoys communicating science to inspire, educate and help different audiences understand its complexity and relevance.

Articles by Patricia Valerio

Intractable primary CAD managed successfully with splenectomy

Splenectomy, or the surgical removal of the spleen, significantly reduced unmanageable red blood cell destruction in a man with primary cold agglutinin disease (CAD), a study showed. While this approach is usually considered to be ineffective in CAD patients, this case report adds to other studies where  CAD was successfully…