Marta Figueiredo holds a BSc in Biology and a MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. She is currently finishing her PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Lisbon, where she focused her research on the role of several signalling pathways in thymus and parathyroid glands embryonic development.
Among people with myasthenia gravis (MG) and thymoma — a tumor of the thymus — being male and having more severe disease, advanced thymoma, or post-surgery complications predict poorer outcomes, a ... Read more
Argenx’s lead candidate efgartigimod (ARGX-113) safely and effectively eases symptoms in people with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) who have acetylcholine receptors (AChR) autoantibodies, top-line data from a Phase 3 clinical trial ... Read more
Treatment with Soliris (eculizumab) leads to significant benefits in people with treatment-resistant generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG), including those with myasthenic crisis and thymoma-associated disease, a real-world study from Japan shows. The data ... Read more
Treatments promoting the formation of acetylcholine receptor (AChR) clusters could represent a new therapeutic approach for people with MuSK-autoantibody positive myasthenia gravis (MuSK-MG), a preclinical study suggests. While the data still ... Read more
Current patient- and physician-reported measures of disease severity and clinical response effectively reflect rapid improvements associated with plasma exchange in myasthenia gravis (MG) patients, a study reports. These findings support ... Read more
A microRNA called miR-143, which blocks a molecule involved in the development and severity of myasthenia gravis, may be a new therapeutic target, according to a mouse study. The study, “MicroRNA-143 ... Read more
Weekly infusions of Rituxan (rituximab) for four consecutive weeks followed by a monthly infusion for two months may be more effective than other Rituxan regimens in treatment‐resistant, MuSK antibody-positive myasthenia gravis (MuSK ... Read more