Patricia holds her Ph.D. in Cell Biology from University Nova de Lisboa, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European Agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Laboratory of Doctor David A. Fidock, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York.
Genetic variations that affect how well the neurotransmitter dopamine generates nerve cell signals can influence how well children with cerebral palsy do on movement training, a study suggests. In ... Read more
Children with cerebral palsy (CP) often have pain that is overlooked by therapists and caregivers, a new study found. This pain frequently has articular (joints) and orthopedic origins, and ... Read more
Treadmill training and electroacupuncture (EA) improved behavioral recovery in rats with cerebral palsy (CP), finds a Korean study, “Comparative analysis of the beneficial effects of treadmill training and electroacupuncture in a rat model of ... Read more
In a nationwide Swedish study, researchers found a significant link between obese pregnant women and higher rates of cerebral palsy (CP) in their children. The study, “Association Between Maternal ... Read more
Two common oral treatments for muscle spasms, diazepam (best known as Valium), and baclofen (Lioresal, Liofen, Gablofen) were found to significantly ease spasticity in children with cerebral palsy (CP) and ... Read more
A one-year study of children with cerebral palsy (CP) in South Korea showed that gross motor function significantly improved when the children received intensive physical therapy. The study, “Effect of physical therapy ... Read more
Socioeconomic factors, such as family structure, and oral motor abilities influence weight gain in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP), researchers reported. The study, “The nutritional state of children ... Read more