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

IFB-088 Aids Myelin Formation in CMT1 Mouse Models

IFB-088, a small molecule that modulates a cell’s response to stress, improved myelin formation in mouse models of Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 1 (CMT1) disease, and this translated into faster nerve signal transmission and better motor function, a study found. If the findings hold true in humans, they could lead to…

Low-dose RGFP966 Molecule Aids Myelin Formation in CMT1A Mice

A low dose of a molecule known as RGFP966 boosted myelin production and improved electrical impulse conduction in nerves of a mouse model of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1 subtype A (CMT1A), a study found. RGFP966 is a selective inhibitor (blocker) of histone deacetylase 3 (HDAC3), a protein that stops myelination,…