Ana Pena, PhD,  —

Ana is a molecular biologist with a passion for discovery and communication. As a science writer, she looks for connecting the public, in particular patients and healthcare providers, with clear and quality information about the latest medical advances. Ana holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in infectious diseases, epigenetics, and gene expression.

Articles by Ana Pena

Study Identifies Rare Genetic Variants Linked with Anti-FHs aHUS

Rare genetic variants in complement genes have been associated with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) linked with anti-factor H autoantibodies (anti-FHs), recent research shows. Moreover, the study adds evidence that common infections contribute to this type of aHUS in genetically predisposed individuals. These observations explain why there is a…