José Lopes, PhD, managing science editor —

José holds a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Porto, Portugal. After postdocs at Weill Connell Medicine and Western University, where he studied the processes driving hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease, he moved on in 2016 to a career in science writing and communication. José is the author of several peer-reviewed papers and a book chapter and has presented his research in numerous international meetings.

Articles by José Lopes

Lopid Increases Longevity in Mice with Late Infantile NCL, Study Finds

Lopid (gemfibrozil), an FDA-approved lipid-lowering drug, was found to improve life expectancy and motor function in mice with late infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (late infantile NCL, or LINCL), which belongs to a group of disorders collectively referred to as Batten disease. The study, “Gemfibrozil, Food and Drug Administration-approved lipid-lowering drug,…