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

At Military CF Centers, More Work Needed on Mental Health Care

Most military cystic fibrosis (CF) centers in the U.S. are generally following mental health screening guidelines — but there’s still room for improvement — a study showed. Specifically, the identified areas needing improvement include the standardized use of screening tools for suicidal thoughts, improving healthcare providers’ comfort with all…

PP-007 Resolves Lung Inflammation in CF Mouse Model

Treatment with PP-007 — a compound known to promote the release of anti-inflammatory carbon monoxide (CO) gas — significantly reduced the levels of pro-inflammatory immune cells and molecules in the lungs of a mouse model of cystic fibrosis (CF), a study shows. These benefits were associated with an increased production…

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…

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