Margarida Maia, PhD, science writer —

Margarida is a biochemist (University of Porto, Portugal) with a PhD in biomedical sciences (VIB and KULeuven, Belgium). Her main interest is science communication. She is also passionate about design and the dialogue between art and science.

Articles by Margarida Maia

Speech Study Using AI Technology to Spot ALS Biomarkers

A technology based on artificial intelligence is helping to spot biomarkers and document the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in a large speech study being conducted by EverythingALS. The technology, developed by, is a web-based computer program that uses audio (speech) and video (facial) recordings…

NIH $1.25M Grant Supports Work Into Nerve Cell Loss in ALS

A Temple University research team received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant totaling $1.25 million to explore the molecular underpinnings of neuronal degeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other diseases. With this five-year grant, the team led by Gareth Thomas, PhD, an associate professor of neural sciences…