Marta Figueiredo holds a BSc in Biology and a MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. She is currently finishing her PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Lisbon, where she focused her research on the role of several signalling pathways in thymus and parathyroid glands embryonic development.
People with primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS) have significantly higher levels of CD72 — a regulatory protein on B-cells, a type of immune cell associated with pSS — than healthy peers, according to ... Read more
Healthy gut microbial communities — its microbiota — can ease Sjögren’s syndrome-associated symptoms and immune responses, according to a study in a mouse model of the disease. These results ... Read more
LO2A eye drops significantly improve dry eye symptoms in Sjögren’s syndrome patients, according to a small Phase 2 clinical study performed in Hungary. The findings were presented at the Association for ... Read more
Researchers recently identified an autoantibody — an antibody produced against a person’s own tissue or molecule — significantly associated with the peripheral nerve damage common in Sjögren’s syndrome patients. This ... Read more
Dental implants to replace dry mouth-associated missing teeth in Sjögren’s syndrome patients show high survival rates, low complications, and an improved quality of life in patients, according to a ... Read more
High levels of certain immune regulatory cells – called T follicular regulatory (Tfr) cells – in the blood are associated with Sjogren’s syndrome, researchers found. Scientists believe these cells ... Read more
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