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.
Abnormal blood pressure patterns during sleep and overall high blood pressure may independently predict cardiovascular disease in patients with juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE), according to a recent update on ... Read more
People with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) develop significant disease-associated damage early in life and have lower quality of life in their adulthood, without achieving medication-free remission, according to a ... Read more
Women with a history of depression have more than twice the risk of developing systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), according to a two-decade prospective study from Harvard. The study, “Association of Depression ... Read more
The transplantation of human placental cells was found to suppress immune and inflammatory responses in a mouse model of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), suggesting a potential new therapeutic strategy for lupus, ... Read more
Benlysta (belimumab) reduces disease activity, relapses, and the need for corticosteroids in patients with a high degree of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) disease activity, according to a new analysis of a ... Read more
Lupuzor (rigerimod, or IPP-201101) combined with standard therapy did not demonstrate a statistically significant response rate in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients over standard care alone, failing the primary goal of a ... Read more