Ana is a molecular biologist with a passion for discovery and communication. As a science writer, she looks for connecting the public, in particular patients and healthcare providers, with clear and quality information about the latest medical advances. Ana holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in infectious diseases, epigenetics, and gene expression..
Depression, low self‐esteem, and their children’s limitations in mobility and communication can impact the parenting stress of mothers caring for sons or daughters with cerebral palsy, a study suggests. The ... Read more
Implanting an infusion pump that continuously delivers the muscle relaxant baclofen to the spinal canal is a safe and effective treatment for muscle stiffness in people with neurological conditions, including ... Read more
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 the ... 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 recent ... 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 — one ... 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 Sweden, ... 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 the ... Read more