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

Chromosomal Diagnostic Test Allows for Early Diagnosis, Better Treatment Planning in Angelman Patients

A molecular technique, known as chromosomal microarray analysis, enables early diagnosis of several genetic neurodevelopmental disorders — including Angelman syndrome — and improved treatment management, according to a Chinese study. The study, “Clinical Application of Chromosome Microarray Analysis in Han Chinese Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders,” was…