Marta Figueiredo, PhD, science writer —

Marta holds a biology degree, a master’s in evolutionary and developmental biology, and a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. She was awarded a research scholarship and a PhD scholarship, and her research focused on the role of several signaling pathways in thymus and parathyroid glands embryonic development. She also previously worked as an assistant professor of an annual one-week embryology course at the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Medicine.

Articles by Marta Figueiredo

2 More Countries Approve Orladeyo for Preventing HAE Attacks

Regulatory health agencies in Canada and Switzerland have approved BioCryst Pharmaceuticals’ Orladeyo (berotralstat) as the first daily oral therapy to prevent hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks. With these approvals, Orladeyo will be available in the two countries for the routine prevention of HAE attacks in patients ages 12 and…

Takhzyro in Easier to Use, Prefilled Syringe Now Available in US

A fully assembled, prefilled syringe form of Takeda’s Takhzyro (lanadelumab), approved to prevent swelling attacks in adults and children, ages 12 and older, with hereditary angioedema (HAE), is now available in the U.S. “HAE attacks are unpredictable, debilitating and in some cases life-threatening, adding uncertainty and complexity to the…

Changes in Gut Microbiota May Contribute to HAE Attacks

The richness and diversity of the gut’s microbial community, or microbiota, are significantly reduced in people with hereditary angioedema (HAE) who have had recent swelling attacks, when compared with that of healthy individuals, a single-center study in China shows. This difference was particularly pronounced among HAE patients with gastrointestinal…

Orladeyo Approved in United Arab Emirates to Prevent HAE Attacks

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved BioCryst Pharmaceuticals’ Orladeyo (berotralstat) for preventing hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks in patients, 12 and older. “As the first targeted oral, once-daily treatment, Orladeyo provides an important new treatment option for patients and physicians,” Henrik Balle Boysen, executive vice president and chief operating…