Andrea Lobo, PhD, science writer —

Andrea Lobo holds a PhD in cell biology/neurosciences from the University of Coimbra-Portugal, where she studied stroke biology. As a research scientist for 19 years, Andrea participated in academic projects in multiple research fields, from stroke, gene regulation, cancer, and rare diseases. She has authored multiple research papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Articles by Andrea Lobo

FDA OKs first-in-human study of F9 gene therapy for hemophilia B

Intellia Therapeutics and Regeneron are planning to begin, by mid-year, the first-in-human trial testing a CRISPR/Cas9-based Factor 9 (F9) gene-editing therapy for people with hemophilia B. The announcement of the planned launch of the Phase 1 clinical trial, in an Intellia financial report, follows the recent approval by…

Dosing with SerpinPC begins in Phase 2b trial of hemophilia A and B

Dosing has begun in a Phase 2b clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of SerpinPC, Centessa Pharmaceuticals’ investigational therapy for hemophilia. The open-label study, called PRESent-2 (NCT05789524), is part of the company’s registrational program for hemophilia B, which includes multiple clinical trials aiming to…

MRI can detect subclinical joint bleeding in severe hemophilia A

MRI screening can identify subclinical joint bleeding in some patients with severe hemophilia A on preventive treatment, according to a study in the Netherlands. Subclinical bleeds occur without symptoms and usually cannot be detected by standard physical and ultrasound examinations. “These MRI findings support the hypothesis that subclinical…