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

New Clinical Study On Attention and Memory In People With MS

A major trial to investigate different ways to deal with attention and memory problems in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients will take place at Nottingham in the United Kingdom. The Cognitive Rehabilitation for Attention and Memory in people with Multiple Sclerosis (CRAMMS) study will focus on these MS related symptoms…

Translational Medicine Consortium Grants $1.9 Million for MS Research

The Strategic Pharma-Academic Research Consortium for Translational Medicine has awarded its first grants totaling more than $1.9 million to support research projects dedicated to autoimmune diseases. Among the recipients is researcher Yanjiao Zhou, Ph.D., who is leading a study at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) focused on multiple sclerosis (MS), as…

National MS Society Now Sponsored by Key Bike MS Supporter

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will receive an annual sponsorship from Showers Pass to support its efforts to improve the quality of life of patients suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) as well as to find a cure for the disease. Showers Pass manufactures biking clothes and material and supports the…

Scientists Update Recommendations on MS Research

Several renowned scientists working on multiple sclerosis (MS) recently joined forces to discuss and highlight the progress and knowledge gaps related to MS research, the prospects of finding a cure for the disease, and a strategy to reduce the burden the disease places on patients. A series of articles was published by the researchers in the…

Creative Medical Seeks Patent for Stem Cell Therapy for MS

Phoenix, Arizona-based Creative Medical Health (CMH) has just announced it has submitted a patent application for its proprietary mesenchymal stem cell pipeline product, indicated for autoimmune diseases. The company is already preparing to launch the product into its first line of clinical tests, which will…

Novel Antibody Drug Candidate From Chinese Drug Developer Shows Promise For Treating MS

MicroConstants China, Inc., a company that provides preclinical, clinical, and consulting services to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, has just announced it has acquired international rights to the development of AA98 antibody pipeline products, indicated for the treatment of several types of cancer, multiple sclerosis, and age related macular degeneration…

MuckFest MS Recently Featured on ABC’s “The Bachelor”

The fundraising event MuckFest MS, which takes place this year between April and November in 11 different cities across the U.S. to help support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and patients who live with multiple sclerosis, was recently featured on an episode of ABC’s TV reality series The Bachelor.

Stem Cell Transplantation May Improve Disability in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

A new research study indicates that in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), treatment with nonmyeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation leads to improvement in neurological impairment and quality of life. The study, entitled “Association of Nonmyeloablative Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation With Neurological Disability in Patients With Relapsing-Remitting Multiple…

Amarantus Acquires DioGenix to Bolster New MS Diagnostic Division

Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Inc. has announced the acquisition of DioGenix, Inc., which will be merged as a new foundational asset into a growing neuro-diagnostic division at Amarantus called Amarantus Diagnostics. Amarantus BioScience is dedicated to developing novel neurological diagnostic tests and therapy options in the fields of neurology, psychiatry, ophthalmology and regenerative diseases, including multiple…

Researchers Study Device to Improve Balance for MS Patients

Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients often experience difficulty with balance and fear falling, which may prevent them from being social or participating in exercise and community activities, affecting their quality of life. However, a pioneering study conducted at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is looking to understand the role of…

Plegridy for Relapsing MS Now Approved in Scotland

The Scottish Medicines Consortium has just approved Biogen Idec’s Plegridy (peg interferon beta-1a) for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) in patients between 18 to 65 years old, making the Consortium the first United Kingdom-based regulatory body to endorse the disease-modifying drug on the…