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

Top 10 Cushing’s disease stories of 2023

In 2023, Cushing’s Disease News brought readers comprehensive coverage of the latest scientific research and developments in treatment for Cushing’s disease. Here are the 10 most-read news stories of 2023, along with a brief description of each. We look forward to continuing to serve as a resource for…

Locating tumors by IPSS may not lead to better surgery outcomes

Accurately locating tumors in the brain’s pituitary gland by inferior petrosal sinus sampling or IPSS — an invasive test that’s been considered the gold standard for diagnosing Cushing’s disease — may not necessarily lead to better outcomes after surgery, according to a new meta-analysis. While IPSS correctly determined…

Rare case of Cushing’s caused by CRH-secreting thyroid tumor

For a man in Denmark, Cushing’s syndrome developed as a result of a medullary thyroid carcinoma — a tumor that formed in the thyroid gland in the neck and released corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), a hormone that triggers cortisol production. During the workup, however, results of inferior petrosal sinus sampling,…