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

Study: Salivary Gland Biopsy Is Safe Diagnostic Method

A salivary gland biopsy on the lower lip may be considered a safe procedure for diagnosing Sjögren’s syndrome, with relatively few and mild complications, a study found. According to its authors, proper management and follow-up may reduce the risk of complications from the biopsy and help in the recovery…

Better Treatment Recommendations Needed for Children

Current studies investigating treatment strategies for children with Sjögren’s syndrome have poor quality evidence for the development of clinical recommendations, a recent study has found. As such, these children are still prescribed medication based on their doctors’ opinions, not on evidence-based treatment recommendations. “Future research is required to guide…