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

Loss of bladder, bowel control common among CF adults: Study

Loss of bladder or bowel control is common among adults with cystic fibrosis (CF), and such incontinence problems may impair patients’ quality of life and respiratory (breathing) care, regardless of the severity of their lung symptoms, a study found. “Persistent coughing” — a common symptom in cystic fibrosis —…

Kaftrio seen to ease bronchiectasis on sensitive MRI scans

An MRI technique revealed signs of reversible bronchiectasis (widened and inflamed airways) in more than one in three people with cystic fibrosis (CF) being treated with Kaftrio, sold as Trikafta in the U.S., as part of a small one-year study in France. The technique, called ultrashort echo-time MRI, is…