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

Synspira Therapy Eliminates Antibiotic-resistant Lung Bacteria, Study Shows

A therapy whose developers say could revolutionize the battle against antibiotic-resistant lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients eliminated resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a lab, a study reports. The finding dealt with Synspira’s polycationic glycopolymer SNSP113 as a stand-alone treatment. The study also showed that the therapy increased the punch of antibiotics used to counter…