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

New Classification System Enables Prediction of Kidney Function and Survival in ANCA Glomerulonephritis Patients

A new classification system of types of glomerular lesions in the kidney enables better prediction of renal function and survival in patients with ANCA-associated glomerulonephritis, according to a nationwide study in Japan. The research, “Histopathological classification of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated glomerulonephritis in a nationwide Japanese prospective…

Tailored Rituxan Regimen for ANCA Vasculitis Patients as Effective, Possibly Safer than Fixed-schedule Treatment, Expert Says

An individually tailored treatment with Rituxan (rituximab) is as effective as the standard fixed-schedule regimen in preventing relapses over 28 months in ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) patients in remission. The data also indicated that the less frequent infusions in the tailored approach may improve safety, according to a…