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.
The first wave of COVID-19 in Europe severely disrupted access to care and raised stress and anxiety in people with rare diseases, negatively affecting their health and well-being, according to ... Read more
People with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) have significantly greater stiffness of their blood arteries — a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease — than their healthy peers, a Swiss study shows. While ... Read more
Lack of the protein tenascin X (TNX) associated with classical-like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) promotes higher pain sensitivity to tactile and chemical stimuli and aggravates inflammatory pain, a study in mice shows. ... Read more
Two newly identified mutations in the DSE gene are associated with musculocontractural Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (mcEDS) in three people from two families in Turkey and India. Combined data from this case report and ... Read more
Adolescent girls with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) often experience menstrual symptoms, but few are referred to gynecologic care, a small study suggests. Researchers emphasized that teenagers with EDS should receive early ... Read more
Fast genetic screening for vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS) may be crucial in urgent situations to appropriately manage patients with severe bleeding complications, according to a recent case report. The case was ... Read more
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is strongly associated with several oral and mandibular (jaw) conditions, including craniofacial pain and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, according to a recent review. The inclusion of these symptoms may ... Read more