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

Cushing’s causes bowel perforation in young man

Cushing’s disease caused a bowel perforation — a rare complication in which a hole in the intestine allows its contents to leak — requiring a young man in Japan to undergo emergency surgery. His case was described in the report “Bowel perforation associated with Cushing’s disease: a case…

Case report asserts rare adrenal tumor caused Cushing’s

A woman developed Cushing’s syndrome as a result of a pheochromocytoma, a usually benign non-cancerous tumor that forms in the adrenal glands above the kidneys, a case study from Portugal reports. Because it’s so rare, “this diagnosis demands a high level of clinical suspicion and should be equated in the…