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 found common disease mechanisms between a type of Batten disease and a form of adult neurodegenerative disease. The study, “Individuals with progranulin haploinsufficiency exhibit features of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis,” ... Read more
Researchers have developed a new newborn screening test that uses dried blood spots to more accurately diagnose late infantile Batten disease, along with six other lysosomal storage disorders. Findings were ... Read more
A genetically modified mouse with increased levels of a specific enzyme in the brain, along with a new genetic tool, may help researchers further their understanding of late infantile neuronal ... Read more
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