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

Patients on Enjaymo show immune response to COVID-19 vaccines

People with cold agglutinin disease (CAD) who were on Enjaymo (sutimlimab-jome) during clinical trials produced antibodies in response to COVID-19 vaccination, suggesting their ability to mount an immune response was not impaired, a recent study reports. In patients with a waning immune response, a booster dose was enough…

Epstein–Barr virus is cause of boy’s complicated secondary CAD

A young boy in Portugal developed cold agglutinin disease (CAD) and an inflammatory condition called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) secondary to an infection with the Epstein-Barr virus, which can cause infectious mononucleosis, or mono. The boy recovered fully after being treated with corticosteroids, a type of anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive medication,…