Andrea Lobo, PhD, science writer —

Andrea Lobo holds a PhD in cell biology/neurosciences from the University of Coimbra-Portugal, where she studied stroke biology. As a research scientist for 19 years, Andrea participated in academic projects in multiple research fields, from stroke, gene regulation, cancer, and rare diseases. She has authored multiple research papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Articles by Andrea Lobo

Tavneos’ use by AAV patients prior to approval support its safety

Tavneos (avacopan) was generally safe and well tolerated in adults with severe ANCA-associated vasculitis treated under a global early access program (EAP) before the therapy’s approval, a study showed. EAPs make investigational therapies available outside clinical trials to people with serious or life-threatening conditions who have few or no…

Higher PR3-related AAV relapse risk may be tied to gene mutation

A gene variant linked to increased production of proteinase-3 (PR3) — one of the targets of disease-causing antibodies in ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) — is more common among patients with anti-PR3 antibodies than those with antibodies against the myeloperoxidase (MPO) protein, a study showed. The higher blood PR3 levels with this…