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

MACC1 seen as biomarker for PAH in bioinformatics study

MACC1, a gene that’s been linked to overgrowth of cancer cells, is more active in the lungs of people with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) than in healthy individuals, a study out of China found, suggesting it could be used as a diagnostic biomarker for the disease. Researchers also observed…

Two genes ID’d as therapeutic targets for PAH

Two genes were identified as potential drivers of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in a bioinformatics study, offering opportunities to better understand the disease and explore their use as biomarkers or therapeutic targets. The genes, called WDR43 and GNL2, were more active in the lungs of people with PAH than…


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