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.
Two common anticonvulsants, zonisamide and topiramate, are unable even at a high dose to prevent relapses of infantile spasms, researchers the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), reported. The findings indicate that, ... Read more
Researchers have discovered that a certain molecule responsible for communication between the brain and muscles, is also important for neuron to neuron communications. The finding could shed light on ... Read more
Researchers found that people with epilepsy or with a first-degree relative with epilepsy have an increased risk for an autism diagnosis, especially if the condition appears in childhood. Their findings indicate that ... Read more
Researchers investigated the potential effects of antiepileptic drugs on the growth velocity and bone metabolism of children on long-term treatments with these drugs and found that growth velocity was ... Read more
Japanese researchers are hoping to predict epileptic seizures by incorporating new heart rate variability (HRV) methods to the development of a wearable, daily use device. Testing of the heart rate method ... Read more
Scientists at University of California, San Francisco have identified two toxins from the venom of the heteroscodra maculate tarantula spider that selectively activate a sodium channel involved in pain. ... Read more
Ryan Wagner from Sweden’s Umea University, who conducted his doctoral dissertation on epilepsy treatment in rural Agincourt, South Africa, found that patient education and healthcare monitoring by community health workers in poor ... Read more