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

New GAA mutations linked to infantile-onset disease

Three new mutations in the GAA gene were linked with heart disease and severe breathing problems in infants with infantile-onset Pompe disease (IOPD) in Malaysia, a study reports. “The novel mutations identified in this study expands the mutation spectrum for IOPD,” the researchers wrote. Also, among the 17 IOPD patients…

Nexviadyme, next-gen ERT for Pompe, now available through NHS

Nexviadyme, (avalglucosidase alfa), Sanofi’s next-generation enzyme replacement therapy for Pompe disease, will now be available in the U.K. through the National Health Service (NHS). That’s according to a review from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence that deemed Nexviadyme as an option for treating people —…