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

Plant-based diet may halve emphysema risk for young smokers

Young adults who smoke or have smoked may halve their risk of developing emphysema — a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) — by eating a nutritionally rich, plant-based diet, a new U.S. study suggests. The study, “A Plant-Centered Diet is Inversely Associated With Radiographic Emphysema: Findings…

Pulmonary rehabilitation reduces exacerbations, risk of death

Pulmonary (lung) rehabilitation nearly halves the odds of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experiencing an exacerbation, and it also cuts the risk of dying by about one-third, a study in Korea found. The study, “Pulmonary Rehabilitation Is Associated With Decreased Exacerbation and Mortality in Patients With…