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

Standard MG Care Less Effective for Women, Danish Study Suggests

Women with myasthenia gravis (MG) given standard treatment improve significantly less in both objective and patient-reported outcome measures than do men, a study in Denmark with nearly five years of follow-up data reported. Notably, this sex difference was independent of age, disease duration, simultaneous health conditions (comorbidities), and prior…

#AANAM – Study Examines Seronegative Characteristics

Editor’s note: The Myasthenia Gravis News team is providing in-depth coverage of the 2021 Virtual AAN Annual Meeting, April 17–22. Go here to read stories from the conference. Myasthenia gravis (MG) patients who test negative for the presence of the most common MG self-reactive antibodies (autoantibodies) more…