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.
People with fragile X syndrome experience greater independence in daily activities and less severe behavioral problems over time, a trend that stabilizes or reverses when they reach their 30s, ... Read more
Reduced levels of perineuronal nets — net-like structures around nerve cells and involved in memory consolidation — in the brain’s fear-learning circuit may be associated with learning deficits and ... Read more
A single early-life seizure results in behaviors resembling fragile X syndrome (FXS) later in life, but does not exacerbate these behaviors in a fragile X mouse model, a preclinical study ... Read more
The majority of Iranian patients with fragile X syndrome (FXS) may have a delayed diagnosis, a small study suggests. These results highlight the need to increase awareness among health professionals ... Read more
The professionals and parents who are part of the Fragile X Clinical and Research Consortium (FXCRC) have updated treatment and intervention recommendations for fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS). FXTAS ... Read more
Children with intellectual disability or autism are more likely to be given antipsychotics than those without such difficulty, and often for reasons that have to do more with behavioral ... Read more
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