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

Optimal Disease Control Advised for Hemophilia B Patients

People with severe hemophilia B are likely to develop hemophilic arthropathy — a painful and degenerative joint disease caused by recurrent bleedings — despite the lower bleeding frequency relative to hemophilia A, a natural history study shows. The data also highlights that prophylactic (preventive) treatment guidelines are not being…

uniQure’s Hemophilia B Gene Therapy Program Placed on Hold

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has placed a clinical hold on uniQure’s gene therapy program for hemophilia B, which includes AMT-061 (etranacogene dezaparvovec), due to a possibly related serious adverse event in one patient. The event concerns a preliminary diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a form…