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

CPAP Use May Lower COPD Flare Risk in Patients With Sleep Apnea

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may experience fewer acute disease exacerbations if they regularly use noninvasive ventilation at night, a small study in Greece reported. “Good” nighttime use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a type of noninvasive ventilation, also aided lung…

Japan Approves Zephyr Valve for Severe Emphysema

Pulmonx has won the green light in Japan to market its Zephyr Endobronchial Valve, a bronchoscope-placed device designed to help people breathe easier who have severe emphysema, a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). With the OK from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare…