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 rare disorders have a worse healthcare experience than those affected by chronic diseases, according to the results of an international survey conducted by Eurordis-Rare Diseases Europe. Indeed, rare ... Read more
The first wave of COVID-19 in Europe severely disrupted access to care and raised stress and anxiety in people with rare diseases, negatively affecting their health and well-being, according to a ... Read more
A new reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) regimen based on targeted busulfan prior to allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) may be an effective and safer approach to treat hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a multi-center ... Read more
Continuous infusions of anakinra effectively halts the overactivation of immune and inflammatory responses in adults with a type of secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) called macrophage activation syndrome (MAS), according to a ... Read more