Margarida Maia, PhD, science writer —

Margarida is a biochemist (University of Porto, Portugal) with a PhD in biomedical sciences (VIB and KULeuven, Belgium). Her main interest is science communication. She is also passionate about design and the dialogue between art and science.

Articles by Margarida Maia

Sweat study finds room for improvement in CFTR modulators

Some people with cystic fibrosis (CF) have levels of sweat chloride above the cut-off for a diagnosis of the disease despite being on CFTR modulators, suggesting there is room for improving treatment, a study found. The study, “Heterogeneity of CFTR modulator-induced sweat chloride concentrations in people with…

More vigorous exercise boosts life quality, lung health with CF

Staying physically active, especially engaging in more vigorous exercise regularly, is important for lung health and life quality in adolescents and adults with cystic fibrosis (CF), a study reports. Better lung function and exercise capacity were key factors in a patient’s overall quality of life, the researchers found, adding…