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

COVID-19 Safety Measures Announced for Biomarker Study

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America (MTPA) is taking proactive measures to address patient safety in its REFINE-ALS biomarker study during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company announced revisions to the study’s protocol that give participants the option to participate virtually, through the use of telemedicine (medical care delivered virtually) and…

AMX0035 Safe, Effective in Slowing ALS Functional Decline, Trial Data Shows

Amylyx’s experimental oral treatment AMX0035 safely and effectively slows functional decline in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients with rapidly progressing disease, according to full data from the CENTAUR Phase 2/3 trial. Only changes in upper limb strength were significantly different from those seen in placebo-treated patients, the data show. Meanwhile,…