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

Smartwatch Could Help Patients Manage Blood Pressure Drops

Tracking blood pressure with a smartwatch could help people with Parkinson’s disease manage the sudden drop in blood pressure — called orthostatic hypotension — that can occur when changing positions, according to a study by researchers at the Samsung Medical Center, in South Korea. Measurements obtained with Samsung’s…

Grant Supports Potential Disease-modifying Parkinson’s Therapies

The Silverstein Foundation for Parkinson’s with GBA is supporting early work by AcureX Therapeutics to bring into patient testing potential disease-modifying treatments for Parkinson’s disease. Specifically, grant funding will go to advance the development of small molecule compounds targeting the path involving a specific protein in mitochondria — the…

Transcranial Stimulation With Exercise May Boost Benefits for Patients

Transcranial stimulation — a noninvasive procedure that sends low-level electric currents to certain brain regions — may boost the benefits of aerobic exercise and improve gait for people with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease, a small study reports. “We found that transcranial stimulation activated the pre-frontal cortex, a brain region that Parkinson’s…

Dosing Completed in Phase 2a Trial of ANVS401

Patient dosing has been completed in the Phase 2a clinical trial testing ANVS401, Annovis Bio’s investigational therapy for Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. An additional 40 patients with Parkinson’s disease were treated with ANVS401, with the company now preparing to share final safety and efficacy data later this year. According to…

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