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

First Phase 1 Trial Participant Receives HTL0016878, Heptares’ Therapy for Cognitive Impairment in Alzheimer’s

The first participant in a Phase 1 clinical trial of HTL0016878 as a treatment for cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s disease is receiving the therapy, according to its developer, Heptares Therapeutics. Heptares, a subsidiary of Japan’s Sosei Group Corporation, and Ireland-based Allergan are partnering in the trial under a treatment development and…

Pathway Linking Inflammation to Cellular Processes May Provide Target for Alzheimer’s, Study Suggests

The link between brain inflammation, cell growth and division, and neuronal death could provide a target to treat Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disease, research suggests. The study, “LPS-induced inflammatory response triggers cell cycle reactivation in murine neuronal cells through retinoblastoma proteins induction,” appeared in the journal Cell Cycle. The…