Teresa Carvalho, MS, science writer —

Teresa holds her Master of Science in cell and molecular biology from Coimbra University, Portugal. She was a researcher and science communicator for several years at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health in Oporto, Portugal. From 2013, she has held a fellowship working with Pulmonary Hypertension Europe as a patient advocate, social media/website manager, public relations officer, and translator. Her work has been focused on providing patients access to treatments, raising awareness for pulmonary hypertension, and promoting patient empowerment.

Articles by Teresa Carvalho

Genetic Test Diagnoses Infant With CLN10 After Unexplained Seizures

A newborn with microcephaly (unusually small head) and difficult-to-treat seizures was diagnosed with CLN10 disease, or congenital Batten disease, after a genetic analysis confirmed a mutation in the CTSD gene, a case study reports. Researchers stressed the importance of offering genetic testing and counseling to families at increased risk of…

#RAREis Representation Program Promotes Equity, Diversity

Horizon Therapeutics has launched its #RAREis Representation program aimed at increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion among patients with rare diseases. There are about 400 million people worldwide living with a rare disease; for many of them, access to diagnosis, care, and treatments can be challenging. Accessing better care depends on…