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

New SMN-boosting Molecule Shows Promise as Add-on Therapy

Targeting a specific region of an intermediate molecule generated from the SMN2 gene increased the levels of functional SMN — the protein lacking in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) — in cells derived from SMA patients, a study shows. In addition, combining this approach with a splicing modifier similar to…