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

Cell Therapy DT-DEC01 Showing Safety, Motor Gains in DMD Trial

DT-DEC01, Dystrogen Therapeutics’ experimental chimeric cell therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), appears generally safe and improved muscle strength and motor function in the first three boys enrolled in a Phase 1 clinical trial. Based on these positive results of the therapy’s low dose, with follow-up ranging from one…

Santhera, SEAL Deal Aims to Advance Gene Therapy for LAMA2 MD

Santhera Pharmaceuticals has entered into an agreement with SEAL Therapeutics, a spin-off of the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, that is expected to further develop a potential gene therapy for LAMA2-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy (LAMA2 MD). The new company’s gene therapy technology builds on previous research…

UK Panel Expands Care Guidelines for Adults With DMD

The U.K. Adult North Star Network (ANSN) has developed a set of guidelines for best care management of adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) based on consensus among experts in the field. The guidelines were outlined in a report, “Adult North Star Network (ANSN): Consensus Guideline…