Ana is a molecular biologist with a passion for discovery and communication. As a science writer she looks for connecting the public, in particular patient and healthcare communities, with clear and quality information about the latest medical advances. Ana holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in genetics, molecular biology, and infectious diseases.
Resistance training exercises can improve muscle strength and motor skills in children with cerebral palsy (CP), according to a recent review study. More studies, however, are necessary to understand ... Read more
Including virtual reality therapy in rehabilitation programs can be a positive and enjoyable way of improving balance and walking ability in children with cerebral palsy (CP), according to a ... Read more
Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have found that using the cancer medicine Velcade (bortezomib) in mice prevents the formation of muscle contractures, or tightness of muscles — ... Read more
A Swedish research program — involving a multidisciplinary team of professionals in collaboration with individuals with cerebral palsy and their families — will evaluate the existing healthcare conditions in ... Read more
An educational program that hones cognitive skills using storytelling appears to help promote engagement at school by children with cerebral palsy (CP), a study shows. Although preliminary, this is ... Read more
Intrathecal baclofen pump (ITB) can be more effective than deep brain stimulation (DBS) for relieving involuntary muscle contractions (dystonia) and pain associated with cerebral palsy (CP), a case report ... Read more
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