Andrea Lobo,  —

Andrea Lobo is a Science writer at BioNews. She holds a Biology degree and a PhD in Cell Biology/Neurosciences from the University of Coimbra-Portugal, where she studied stroke biology. She was a postdoctoral and senior researcher at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health in Porto, in drug addiction, studying neuronal plasticity induced by amphetamines. 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 authored multiple research papers in peer-reviewed journals. She shifted towards a career in science writing and communication in 2022.

Articles by Andrea Lobo

Study: Two cases of aHUS linked to CFH-CFHR1 hybrid genes

CFH-CFHR1 hybrid genes resulting from an abnormal combination of two genes were identified in a pair of Japanese patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). The genetic variations weren’t observed in healthy people, suggesting aHUS might be related to the hybrid genes being present. “Our study emphasizes that the…

Soliris Used to Successfully Treat aHUS in HIV Patient

A man with an HIV infection and secondary atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) was successfully treated with Soliris (eculizumab), a case study reported. “This case highlights the unusual presentation and [origin of aHUS], demonstrating the importance of recognizing therapeutic options in primary and secondary settings,” the researchers wrote…