Margarida Maia, PhD, science writer —

Margarida is a biochemist (University of Porto, Portugal) with a PhD in biomedical sciences (VIB and KULeuven, Belgium). Her main interest is science communication. She is also passionate about design and the dialogue between art and science.

Articles by Margarida Maia

SMA varies with 4 SMN2 gene copies, gets worse with age

How spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) manifests among people who carry four copies of the SMN2 gene varies, ranging from type 2 to type 4, with functional abilities showing a tendency to decline with age, a study in Italy finds. Understanding how the disease progresses over time and what influences…

Dosing begins in Phase 2 study of NMD670 for SMA type 3

A first patient has been dosed in a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of NMD670, an oral treatment candidate for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 3, its developer, NMD Pharma, announced. Called SYNAPSE-SMA (NCT05794139), the trial is now recruiting adults, ages 18 to…