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

Adults’ Saliva Has More Anti-inflammatory Fatty Molecules

Adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) have significantly higher levels of anti-inflammatory oxylipins — a type of fatty molecule — and lower levels of pro-inflammatory fatty molecules in their saliva relative to healthy individuals, a study shows. This suggests a shift toward an anti-inflammatory response in the fatty molecule profile…