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

Wheelchair Hockey Linked to Physical, Psychological Gains in Men

Playing wheelchair hockey is associated with better psychological well-being, self-perception of physical abilities, and quality of life in men with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a small study in Italy shows. These findings add to some previous studies reporting the health benefits of adaptive sports…

Warning of Acute Liver Failure Added to Zolgensma Label

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added acute liver failure to the list of safety concerns with use of Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi) in children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The therapy’s label has been updated to contain a boxed warning highlighting the risk of higher-than-normal…