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

NICE Initially Against Adding Evrysdi to UK Public Health System

The initial position of England’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is to recommend against adding Roche’s Evrysdi (risdiplam) to the list of medications available to spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) patients through the country’s national health service (NHS). Lack of evidence of Evrysdi’s efficacy in babies genetically diagnosed…