Vanda Pinto, PhD, science writer —

​​Vanda is a biochemist with a PhD in biomedicine from the University of Porto, Portugal. She conducted her postdoctoral research first at the Bristol Medical School, U.K., studying the insulin-PI3K/Akt signaling pathway in diabetic nephropathy, then at the Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto, where her focus was on glycosylation in lupus nephritis and inflammatory bowel disease. She next made the switch to science publishing, handling papers in biochemistry, molecular biology, and immunology.

Articles by Vanda Pinto

Case Report: Warm AIHA Plus CAD Possibly Triggered by COVID-19

The virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, may have triggered both warm and cold autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) in a 51-year-old man, a case study reports. The case report, “Warm and Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in the Setting of COVID-19 Disease,” was published in the journal Cureus. AIHA comprises a…

COVID-19 Vaccine May Have Triggered CAD

Vaccination for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, might have triggered cold agglutinin disease (CAD) in a 45-year-old woman, a case from Saudi Arabia reports. Her symptoms appeared three days after receiving the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. According to the study, the patient achieved complete remission…