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

Metabolic Disorders May Underlie Some Diagnosed Autism Cases

Genetic metabolic diseases, such as Sanfilippo syndrome, may underlie an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis, especially when accompanied with additional symptoms, according to a case series in Turkey. The data suggested that 3.3% of ASD cases may have a metabolism-related genetic cause, which in many cases can be attenuated or…