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

Autoimmune encephalitis, while rare, complicates LEMS’ course

In an elderly man, Lambert–Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) was complicated by overlapping symptoms of autoimmune encephalitis, a type of brain inflammation caused by self-reactive antibodies, according to a report from Japan. “When atypical symptoms occur in patients with LEMS, it is important to consider the possibility of concomitant autoimmune…

Catalyst Will Seek FDA Approval of Firdapse for Children

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals plans to file an application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting that the use of Firdapse (amifampridine), an approved oral therapy for adults with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), be expanded to children. The announcement came after the company received a favorable decision from…