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

2-surgeon Bilateral Adrenalectomy May Be Better for Ectopic Cushing’s

A two-surgeon approach to bilateral adrenalectomy — the surgical removal of both adrenal glands — may lead to fewer complications and shorter operating time in patients with ectopic Cushing’s syndrome, compared with other surgical approaches. That finding from a small study, “Adrenalectomy in ectopic Cushing’s syndrome: a retrospective cohort study…

MRI May Not Detect Pituitary Tumors in Young Patients

MRI scans may fail to detect a disease-causing pituitary tumor in up to one third of children and adolescents with Cushing’s disease, a study found. In the study, patients with a negative MRI scan result were less likely to enter in remission after having surgery to remove the pituitary…