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.
Researchers have identified two simple diagnostic criteria to help healthcare practitioners make an early and correct diagnosis of Dravet syndrome in children living in a resource-limited setting in Africa. ... Read more
Zogenix’s lead investigational compound ZX008 provided significant and long-term seizure reduction in Dravet syndrome patients, according to new clinical trial data. The company also revealed data from multiple studies assessing the psychological ... Read more
GW Pharmaceuticals has presented positive data on the safety and effectiveness of Epidiolex, recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat epileptic seizures in Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndromes, as well ... Read more
Specific nerve cells are critically involved in the development of epileptic seizures, hyperactivity, autistic-like behaviors, and cognitive declines in Dravet syndrome, according to a mouse study from Japan. The research, ... Read more
Dravet patients have an abnormal inflammatory reaction to vaccines, supporting a potential link between inflammation and epileptic seizures in these patients, according to a small study. The study, “Altered ... Read more
Children with Dravet syndrome are at risk of coma after prolonged epileptic seizures, especially when associated with high fever, according to a large Chinese retrospective study. The study, “The ... Read more
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