Patricia Inácio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inácio

GNAS Mutations May Help Identify Mechanisms of Subclinical Cushing’s, Report Suggests

Mutations in the GNAS gene might indicate patients with subclinical Cushing’s syndrome — mild cortisol elevation without physical signs of Cushing’s — whose disease is caused by distinct mechanisms of other Cushing’s syndrome patients. Screening for GNAS gene mutations may help diagnose patients with this type of Cushing’s syndrome and improve their outcomes,…

Cushing’s Syndrome Patients at More Risk of Blood-clotting Problems After Adrenal Surgery, Study Suggests

Cushing’s syndrome patients who undergo adrenal surgery are more likely to have venous thromboembolism — blood clots that originate in the veins — than patients who have the same procedure for other conditions, a study suggests. Physicians should consider preventive treatment for this complication in Cushing’s syndrome patients who are…

Metyrapone Rapidly Reduces Cortisol Levels in Cushing’s Syndrome Patients, Real-Life Study Shows

Treatment with metyrapone rapidly reduces cortisol levels in Cushing’s syndrome patients and keeps them low over the long term, a real-life study shows. The study, “Metyrapone treatment in Cushing’s syndrome: a real-life study,” was published in the journal Endocrine. Cushing’s syndrome is a condition where patients have too much cortisol…