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

Reduced Net-like Structures Around Nerve Cells May Cause Learning Deficits in FXS Patients, Mouse Study Suggests

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 impaired fear responses in fragile X syndrome (FXS), according to a mouse study. The findings suggest that therapeutic approaches designed…