Marta Figueiredo, PhD, science writer —

Marta holds a biology degree, a master’s in evolutionary and developmental biology, and a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. She was awarded a research scholarship and a PhD scholarship, and her research focused on the role of several signaling pathways in thymus and parathyroid glands embryonic development. She also previously worked as an assistant professor of an annual one-week embryology course at the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Medicine.

Articles by Marta Figueiredo

Multidisciplinary Approach Improves Spinraza Dosing Process in SMA Patients, US Study Shows

Adopting a multidisciplinary approach can optimize pretreatment evaluations and improve the dosing process for Spinraza (nusinersen) in people with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a U.S. study shows. This approach, which also used computer simulations to optimize treatment schedules and reduce missed treatments, improved anesthetic methods and minimized complications associated with treatment…