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

PWS Patients Show Abnormal Craniofacial Patterns That Change With Age

Children, adolescents, and adults with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) have distinct craniofacial patterns relative to healthy individuals, according to a study in Norway. These patterns also changed with age, with children showing a more receding chin, and adults exhibiting a prognathic, or forward-projecting lower jaw, along with abnormal tooth angles. Findings from…

New DCCR Trial May Include Current DESTINY Trial Patients, FDA Says

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to call for an additional clinical trial of Soleno Therapeutics’ diazoxide choline controlled release (DCCR) tablets before considering it for approval for Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). However, the agency agreed that such a trial, if appropriately designed, may involve patients currently receiving the…