Marta Figueiredo holds a BSc in Biology and a MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. She is currently finishing her PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Lisbon, where she focused her research on the role of several signalling pathways in thymus and parathyroid glands embryonic development.
Patient-reported symptoms — specifically those related to blood vessel, skin, and lung function — may be used to indicate changes in disease activity in people with systemic sclerosis (SSc), ... Read more
Specific features of lesions associated with active disease in juvenile localized scleroderma — such as redness but not skin thickness — were identified in a study, and its researchers suggest they ... Read more
The presence of a specific scleroderma subtype and autoantibodies may be reliable factors to identify a distinct cancer risk in patients with scleroderma, according to a large prospective study. ... Read more
Almost a quarter of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients with reduced gas exchange develop pulmonary hypertension (PH) within three years, according to a recent study that used right heart catheterization to ... Read more
Researchers have discovered that plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) contribute to the skin scarring in scleroderma, making them a possible target for treating the disease. The study, “Plasmacytoid dendritic cells ... Read more
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