Aisha I Abdullah PhD,  —

Aisha Abdullah received a B.S. in biology from the University of Houston and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Weill Cornell Medical College, where she studied the role of microRNA in embryonic and early postnatal brain development. Since finishing graduate school, she has worked as a science communicator making science accessible to broad audiences.

Articles by

Lung Cancer More Common in COPD Patients, Japanese Study Finds

Although lung cancer development is unpredictable, patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) appear more likely to have the cancer and a worse prognosis compared with the general population, a Japanese study has found. Annual computed tomography (CT) screens may help with the early detection and treatment of this…

Researchers Find 2 Patterns of Coexisting Disorders in Patients

Neurological and psychological disorders that often coexist in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be grouped into two distinct clusters or patterns, according to a recent study. Investigators noted these clusters and disease patterns may be helpful for physicians caring for these patients in clinical practice, as…