Joana holds a BSc in Biology, a MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — cells that made up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns.
Vitamin D dietary supplements can promote bone mineralization without changing phosphate levels or causing calcium to rise to unhealthy levels and form solid deposits in the kidneys. That finding, from ... Read more
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has given its first five Skeletal Rare Diseases Academy Awards to researchers working on rare bone disorders, including X‐linked hypophosphatemia (XLH). Selected by a panel ... Read more
Higher doses of phosphate and vitamin D supplements seem to reduce bone deformities in young people with hypophosphatemic rickets (HR), a Turkish nationwide study reports. However, such increased doses also ... Read more
Identifying and treating X‐linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) early is key to improving quality of life for people with the disorder, particularly in developing countries, a case report shows. The report, detailing a ... Read more
Approximately one third of children and young adults with X‐linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) are overweight or obese, a study has found. Lack of family history of XLH and longer treatment with ... Read more
Treatment with Crysvita (burosumab) restores phosphate balance and improves bone mineralization in adults with X‐linked hypophosphatemia (XLH), a Phase 3 trial shows. The findings were reported in a study, “Burosumab Improved ... Read more