Joana Vindeirinho, PhD,  —

Joana is a Science Writer at BioNews. She is a cell biologist with a PhD in neurobiology of disease (University of Coimbra, Portugal), focused on the role of the adenosinergic system in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy. She moved from research into high-impact medical editing in 2017, before shifting into a more direct science writing and communication role in 2022.

Articles by Joana Vindeirinho

CAPTURE screening show potential for helping to diagnose COPD

A screening questionnaire was able to identify “clinically significant” chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in more than 40% of undiagnosed adults with the disease at that level taking part in a clinical trial, a recent study reported. Although further changes to the COPD Assessment in Primary Care to Identify Undiagnosed…