Marta Figueiredo holds a BSc in Biology and a MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. She is currently finishing her PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Lisbon, where she focused her research on the role of several signalling pathways in thymus and parathyroid glands embryonic development.
Heart problems associated with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) may be caused partially by calcium dysregulation in heart muscle cells in the absence of the survival motor neuron (SMN) protein, a study ... Read more
Spinraza (nusinersen) improves muscle strength, endurance, and independence in adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), meeting most of their positive expectations, a small, real-world study in Germany has shown. The data ... Read more
Lung ultrasound is a safe and reliable bedside tool to detect atelectasis (partial lung collapse) early in children with neuromuscular diseases, including spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a study suggests. This radiation-free ... Read more
Roche’s experimental oral treatment risdiplam can safely and effectively halt disease progression in infants with type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) under 7 months of age, according to top-line data ... Read more
A specific chemical modification of antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) — called MOE; used in Spinraza (nusinersen) — was more effective than another commonly used modification — called PMO — in ... Read more
Higher levels of free-fat body mass and lean body mass are associated with better motor function in children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) types 1 and 2, a study from ... Read more
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