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

Researchers Find Specific Autoantibody Linked to Peripheral Nerve Damage in Sjögren’s Syndrome

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 finding may help scientists understand the cause and development of peripheral nerve damage in this autoimmune disease, as well as…