Inês Martins, PhD, managing science editor —

Inês holds a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in blood vessel biology, blood stem cells, and cancer. Before that, she studied cell and molecular biology and worked as a research fellow at multiple institutes. In addition to several college awards, Inês won the Pfizer Basic Research Award in 2012 for a research paper. She also has a graduate degree in data science.

Articles by Inês Martins

Cushing’s Disease Patients with USP8 Mutations More Likely to Achieve Remission After Surgery, Study Finds

Cushing’s disease patients whose pituitary tumors carry a USP8 mutation are more likely to achieve remission after surgery than those without such mutations, a retrospective Italian study found. The study, “Clinical characteristics and surgical outcome in USP8-mutated human adrenocorticotropic hormone-secreting pituitary adenomas,” was published in the journal…

Fluasterone Receives Orphan Drug Status for the Treatment of Hallmark Signs of Cushing’s Syndrome

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug status to fluasterone (ST-002) for the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, nonalcoholic steatosis, and high blood sugar in Cushing’s syndrome patients, SteroTherapeutics announced. Cushing’s syndrome occurs when the body is exposed to high levels of the hormone cortisol over a long period.