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

Add-on Fasenra Does Not Ease COPD Exacerbations, Phase 3 Results Show

Add-on treatment with asthma medication Fasenra (benralizumab) failed to reduce annual exacerbations in patients with moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to final results of two Phase 3 trials. Findings were reported in the study, “Benralizumab for the Prevention of COPD Exacerbations,”…

Treatment with Spiolto Respimat Reduces Rate of COPD Flare-ups Compared to Spiriva Respimat, Study Shows

Treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with Spiolto Respimat (tiotropium/olodaterol) reduced the rate of moderate-to-severe exacerbations, compared to Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium bromide), in a Phase 3 clinical trial, according to Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of both therapies. The results were published in the journal The Lancet Respiratory Medicine,…