Patricia Valerio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds a PhD in Neurobiology from the University of Basel, Switzerland, where she studied how hearing develops and functions. She is originally from Portugal and earned an MSc in Cellular and Molecular Biology, focusing on metabolic diseases, such as diabetes, and a BSc in Biomedical Pharmacy from the University of Coimbra. Patricia enjoys communicating science to inspire, educate and help different audiences understand its complexity and relevance.

Articles by Patricia Valerio

Protein, Neuron Abnormalities Implicated in Juvenile Batten Disease

Alterations in producing, transporting, and degrading proteins, as well as in neuronal activity, are likely involved in juvenile Batten disease, according to data from lab-grown neurons from a patient with the most common disease-causing mutation. These findings point to previously unknown mechanisms that may lead to neurodegeneration among patients…