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

Man with vEDS survives ruptured aneurysm after bowel surgery

A man with vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS) had a ruptured splenic artery, a blood vessel that supplies the spleen, days after surgery for a perforated bowel, leading researchers in Japan to call for careful monitoring after surgery. “Surgeons should cooperate with physicians and interventional radiologists to perform surgery in…

Signs of nervous system dysfunction common in hEDS, HDS

Most people with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) or hypermobility spectrum disorder (HSD) have signs of functional neurological disorder, where there’s a problem with the functioning of the nervous system rather than a structural issue, a study has found. Recognizing those signs could help guide appropriate care for hEDS/HSD patients…