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

Report Details How CAD Patient Was Warmed for Hip Surgery

Multiple strategies to keep a woman with cold agglutinin disease (CAD) sufficiently warm right before and during hip replacement surgery allowed for a safe procedure and the absence of post-surgery complications, a case study shows. One way to reduce heat loss — and therefore prevent disease worsening — was…

Hevylite Blood Test May Help in CAD Diagnosis

A test called Hevylite was superior to standard methods at detecting immunoglobulin M (IgM) — a type of antibody associated with cold agglutinin disease (CAD) — in the blood of people with the disease, a small study has shown. This suggests that Hevylite, sold by Binding Site,…