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

In small study, COVID-19 vaccine protects against aHUS complications

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 may protect people with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) from the infection’s severe complications, without raising major safety issues, a small study finds. Receiving a double booster shot may be important to provide full protection, especially for transplant patients. “Our findings support the use of COVID-19…

Infection Likely Trigger of aHUS in Children, Case Report Finds

Children who develop atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) due to autoantibodies may have an upper airway or digestive tract infection as an initial symptom, according to a report detailing eight such pediatric aHUS cases in China. Likely treatment could involve the use of plasma exchange, corticosteroids, and immunosuppressive agents, its…