Margarida graduated with a BS in Health Sciences from the University of Lisbon and a MSc in Biotechnology from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST-UL). She worked as a molecular biologist research associate at a Cambridge UK-based biotech company that discovers and develops therapeutic, fully human monoclonal antibodies.
University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified RNA and DNA synthetic agents that increase frataxin levels and alleviate Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), suggesting that synthetic nucleic acids that target the ... Read more
Researchers have demonstrated in the lab (in vitro) and in living subjects (in vivo), that gene transfer of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) protected models of Friedreich’s ataxia from neuronal degenerative death, ... Read more
RaNA Therapeutics, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotech company that develops next-generation RNA-targeted medicines and which currently has a lead program in Friedreich’s Ataxia, announced that its CEO Ronald Renaud will present a corporate ... Read more
A team of researchers have identified six new, highly specific compounds that hold promise of bringing “new perspectives” to the treatment of Friedreich’s ataxia (FA). The research, entitled “A Yeast/Drosophila Screen ... Read more
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