José Lopes, PhD, managing science editor —

José holds a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Porto, Portugal. After postdocs at Weill Connell Medicine and Western University, where he studied the processes driving hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease, he moved on in 2016 to a career in science writing and communication. José is the author of several peer-reviewed papers and a book chapter and has presented his research in numerous international meetings.

Articles by José Lopes

Cushing’s Patients’ Thyroid Hormone Levels Eventually Normalize Following Transsphenoidal Surgery, Study Finds

Most Cushing’s disease patients who achieve remission experience overproduction of thyroid hormones, followed by a return to normal levels,  within 12 months after surgery to remove a pituitary tumor, according to new research. The findings also showed that changes in thyroid hormones are associated with serum levels of cortisol. The research, “…

Cushing’s Disease Study Shows Importance of Confirming Diagnosis

The annual incidence of Cushing’s disease in Sweden increased between 2005 and 2013 compared to earlier periods, according to nationwide data. However, this could be because of factors other than a truly higher disease frequency, including greater awareness and earlier diagnosis. Also, the findings demonstrate the importance of confirming Cushing’s…