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

Kaftrio Rescues Chloride, Bicarbonate Deficits in GI Tissues

The triple combination therapy Kaftrio restores the function of CFTR — the defective protein in cystic fibrosis (CF) — and associated chloride and bicarbonate flow in gastrointestinal “mini-organs” derived from a patient carrying the most common CF-causing mutation, a study shows. These findings highlight the benefits of Vertex…