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

Bowel Surgery Necessary for HAE Patient After Therapy Fails

Despite being treated for gastrointestinal symptoms of a hereditary angioedema (HAE) attack, an 80-year-old woman with the disease had to undergo surgery to pinpoint their exact cause. Her abdominal pain, vomiting, and nausea eased only mildly with a C1-esterase inhibitor (C1-INH) concentrate, a type of medication usually recommended to…