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

Trial Data Further Support Gingipain Suppression as Potential Therapy

Atuzaginstat (COR388), Cortexyme’s investigational oral therapy, effectively suppressed the activity of its target — toxic enzymes called gingipains — and was associated with reductions in several disease biomarkers in people with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s, according to updated data from the Phase 2/3 GAIN clinical trial. Similar to previously reported…

Omega-3 Supplements May Slow Memory Decline

Six months of daily supplements of omega-3 increased the levels of two biomarkers of inflammation and nerve damage in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a post-hoc analysis of data from the OmegAD clinical trial. While these preliminary findings suggest that omega-3 supplements may…