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 rare disorders have a worse healthcare experience than those affected by chronic diseases, according to the results of an international survey conducted by Eurordis-Rare Diseases Europe. Indeed, rare ... Read more
Adding Oxervate (cenegermin) eye drops to conventional treatment approaches may successfully manage hard-to-treat neurotrophic keratitis (NK) associated with eye surgery and persistent infections, a case study suggests. This case adds ... Read more
The use of bandage contact lens to help heal corneal ulcers may lead to severe bacterial infection in people with neurotrophic keratitis (NK) associated with Meretoja’s syndrome, according to a ... Read more
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 a ... Read more
Researchers have identified a fat-based molecule — called resolvin D6-seteroisomer (RvD6si) — with the potential to treat diseases associated with corneal nerve damage, including neurotrophic keratitis (NK). Administering this fat-based molecule to ... Read more
Bevacizumab injection into the eye is safe and effective in reducing the abnormal formation of blood vessels in the cornea, a study suggests. This condition, called corneal neovascularization, is a symptom ... Read more