Margarida Maia, PhD, science writer —

Margarida is a biochemist (University of Porto, Portugal) with a PhD in biomedical sciences (VIB and KULeuven, Belgium). Her main interest is science communication. She is also passionate about design and the dialogue between art and science.

Articles by Margarida Maia

Whirlpool Plus Exercise, Hand Massage Aids Function in SSc

Supervised rehabilitation combining a whirlpool bath with active exercises and hand and elbow massages may improve hand and overall function in people with scleroderma, a study from Poland reported. Its findings suggest that a four-week rehabilitation program may be enough for these benefits to last up to six months…

Breast Cancer in SSc Patients May Have Good Prognosis

Some patients with systemic scleroderma (SSc) appear to develop breast cancer with a good prognosis, a small study has found. The findings suggest reducing exposure to cancer therapies, namely chemotherapy and radiotherapy, which should be limited to higher-risk patients. The study, “Clinical and pathological features of breast cancer…