Patricia Silva, PhD, director of science content —

Patrícia holds a PhD in medical microbiology and infectious diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal. Her work in academia was mainly focused on molecular biology and the genetic traits of infectious agents such as viruses and parasites. Patrícia earned several travel awards to present her work at international scientific meetings. She is a published author of several peer-reviewed science articles.

Articles by Patricia Silva

LMU Researchers Identify Biomarker BCMA to Measure MS Severity

In a recent study published in the journal Nature Communications, LMU clinicians have clarified the lifespan of antibody-producing cells and have also identified a novel biomarker that could be used to monitor autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis and lupus erythematous. The humoral immune response is mediated by cells…

MS Views and News Hosting Events for MS Community in July

MS Views and News (MSVN), a non-profit organization that works to improve education, advocacy and service to empower and enhance the quality of life of patients who suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS), has announced it will offer a series of educational events on different topics throughout the month of July in…

MediciNova Announces Update On Phase 2b Trial of MN-166 (Ibudilast) Involving 255 Progressive MS Patients

MediciNova, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on acquiring and developing novel, small-molecule therapeutics for the treatment of diseases with unmet medical needs, recently announced that the ongoing clinical trial of MN-166 (ibudilast) in patients with progressive multiple sclerosis (progressive MS) has finished the randomization of 255 patients, exceeding the…

MS Health Care Excellence Awards Launched in UK

UK-based MS Trust has announced the launch of new awards designed to distinguish healthcare professionals that are committed to treating and changing the lives of patients who suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS). The QuDos Awards are currently open for nominations and will feature ten different categories. The QuDoS in MS Awards –…

Multiple Sclerosis Community Celebrates World MS Day

World MS Day is celebrated on May 27 as a day dedicated to those who suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS). In order to mark the occasion, organizations, companies, advocates, and communities are hosting events throughout the world to share inspiring stories, raise awareness about the disease and campaign to support both patients…

AUBAGIO Included in Prince Edward Island Pharmacare

Canadian province Prince Edward Island (PEI) has approved the inclusion of Aubagio (teriflunomide) 14 mg in the PEI Pharmacare’s provincial drug formulary. This means that the drug developed and commercialized by Genzyme is now financially supported by the state as a first-line oral tablet to treat patients who…

Progressive MS Challenges to Be Dicussed at CMSC Meeting

The needs of patients who suffer from progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) will be addressed in a presentation hosted by Alan Thompson, MD, FRCP, from the University College London (UCL) during the Donald Paty Memorial Lecture. The Lecture will take place during the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) 29th Annual…