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

Ankar Pharma Opens Crowdfunding for Promising MS Drug

Spanish-Filipino biopharmaceutical startup Ankar Pharma is working on a promising treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Ana Martinez, a professor and researcher at the Biological Research Center (CIB) of the Spanish National Council for Research (CSIC), explains that while there are several palliative treatments available on…

PHARMAC Approves Funding New RRMS Treatments in New Zealand

New Zealand-based Pharmaceutical Management Agency (PHARMAC) has approved the funding of new treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS), which are expected not only to reach more patients, but also be more effective in curtailing the disease’s progressive symptoms. The therapies currently funded are meant for the treatment of …

Alabama Representative Honored at National MS Society Ball

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society recently honored several admirable MS advocates and leaders during the annual NMSS Ambassadors Ball, held in Washington, D.C., to benefit local MS patients and research initiatives. The upscale black-tie evening brought together some of the most accomplished industry leaders and celebrities at the…

NICE Releases New Guidance on Multiple Sclerosis Care

The British National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) updated their guidelines on the provision of health care for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients in the United Kingdom, which number approximately 100,000 people. The institute recommends now that every patient who is suspected to suffer from the…

Evotec Multiple Sclerosis Drug Studies Receive €5 Million in New Funding

Funding for continued research and development into understanding, treating, and eventually curing Multiple Sclerosis continues to accelerate. Evotec AG, a German company that specializes in providing drug discovery resources to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and learning institutions, has just announced the launch of its line-up of groundbreaking studies into MS — an…

MuckFest MS Los Angeles 5K Mud Fun Run on October 25

MuckFest® MS runners getting down and dirty for a cause. One of the more engaging ways to campaign for awareness and fundraising for a disease is hosting a sporting event. Be it a marathon, weight lifting, biking, or even ziplining, adding an element of fun in supporting a serious…

Teva, Active Biotech Present Positive Findings for RRMS Experimental Therapy Laquinimod

During the 30th Congress of the European Committee for Research and Treatment in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) last week in Boston, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE:TEVA), together with Active Biotech (NASDAQ OMX NORDIC:ACTI), presented new follow-up data evaluating the clinical safety of laquinimod in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS)…

Multiple Sclerosis Trial for Lisinopril Granted $1.4 Million in New Funding From NCATS

Transparency Life Sciences, LLC (TLS), the first clinical-stage drug development company based on open innovation in the world, recently received a $1.4 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant intended for its phase IIa proof-of-concept study, which is assessing the utility of the ACE inhibitor lisinopril as an adjunctive treatment for patients with multiple…