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

Sanfilippo Type A Causes Toxic Buildup of Several Molecules in Various Brain Regions, Mouse Study Shows

Sanfilippo syndrome type A leads to toxic accumulation of several molecules in nerve cell axons — the structures responsible for conducting messages — of different brain regions, which correlates with disease progression, according to a mouse study. Researchers believe this toxic accumulation is likely to impair nerve cell communication and…