Marta Figueiredo, PhD, managing science editor —

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

Cholesterol Transporter May Be Strongest Trigger of Sporadic ALS

The cerebrospinal fluid of people with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (sALS), but not of those with familial forms of the disease, promoted ALS-specific molecular, cellular, and motor abnormalities in healthy mice, a study showed. Apolipoprotein B-100 (apoB100), a protein involved in cholesterol transport, was identified as the main…

Masitinib Again Under Review in EU as Potential ALS Treatment

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has agreed to review an application seeking the conditional approval of AB Science’s masitinib, now Alsitek, for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Conditional approval is granted to a medication whose immediate availability fulfills an unmet medical need, when its preliminary benefits are…

BrainStorm Plans to File for NurOwn Approval in US for ALS

Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics is preparing to file an application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting approval of its cell-based therapy NurOwn for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The decision to submit a biologics license application was based on “the totality of the evidence from NurOwn’s clinical…

NeuroSense Joins EverythingALS to Advance ALS Treatments

NeuroSense Therapeutics has joined EverythingALS’s open innovation consortium to accelerate the development of treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). NeuroSense will provide financial support for ongoing research projects from the patient-focused nonprofit organization, such as those that seek to identify biological and digital biomarkers to help detect and monitor ALS.

Albrioza, Oral ALS Therapy Known as AMX0035, Available in Canada

Albrioza, an oral therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) still widely known as AMX0035, is now commercially available in Canada, its developer, Amylyx Pharmaceuticals, announced. Its market availability comes about 1.5 months after the therapy was conditionally approved by Health Canada for this neurodegenerative disease. The regulatory decision was based on…