Joana Carvalho, Managing Science Editor —

Joana holds a bachelor’s in biology, a Master of Science 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 — those that make up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns. In addition to several research fellowships, she was awarded two Erasmus scholarships to conduct part of her studies in France.

Articles by Joana Carvalho

IOF $1K Awards Focus on XLH, Other Rare Skeletal Diseases

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 of academy members, the awardees received a certificate along with a grant totaling $1,000 in recognition of…

Early XLH Identification, Treatment Crucial to Keeping Quality of Life

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 child in Columbia with this disease, also highlights the difficulties facing doctors and patients with rare disorders in poorer…