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

FDA approves Bkemv, biosimilar of Soliris, to treat aHUS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Bkemv (eculizumab-aeeb), the first interchangeable biosimilar to Soliris (eculizumab), to treat people with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). A biosimilar is a medication highly similar to a reference biologic — a medication made from natural, living sources like bacteria —…

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…