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.
The Australian Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) has recommended that the costs of screening for mutations known to cause cystic fibrosis (CF), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), and fragile X syndrome ... Read more
A Phase 1b clinical trial evaluating Calithera Biosciences’ investigational oral therapy CB-280 is recruiting adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) and chronic airway infections at several U.S. sites. The trial’s ... Read more
The frequency of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis (CF) in the U.K. remained stable from 2016 to 2018, but substantially higher than at ... Read more
Nonprofit Emily’s Entourage has awarded a total of $790,000 to four research projects focused on potential therapies for cystic fibrosis (CF) and related lung infections. To be given over ... Read more
Researchers have reported the case of two siblings with impaired CFTR function due to a deficiency in another chloride channel, called TMEM16A, that do not present symptoms associated with ... Read more
Problems with a protein called TAS2R38 are linked to a greater risk of severe sinonasal disease and Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections early in life in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), a study ... Read more
Most healthcare professionals are not fully prepared for cystic fibrosis (CF) end-of-life care, and further training and coordination between CF and palliative care teams would be helpful, according to a ... Read more