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

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…

Steroid Inhibitors in Cushing’s Led to Spontaneous Remission of Ectopic Tumors in Case Study

Inhibiting steroid production with metyrapone, a common therapy used in Cushing’s disease, may not only normalize cortisol levels but also lead to the spontaneous remission of ectopic tumors producing adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), according to a case study. Researchers presented the case of a 71-year old women whose ACTH-producing lung tumor regressed spontaneously…