Marta Figueiredo holds a BSc in Biology and a MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. She is currently finishing her PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Lisbon, where she focused her research on the role of several signalling pathways in thymus and parathyroid glands embryonic development.
Long-term treatment with botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) stabilizes or improves motor function in children with cerebral palsy (CP) who have mild walking difficulties, according to a study from Australia. ... Read more
A clinical trial is recruiting in China to evaluate the therapeutic effects of scalp acupuncture on the motor function of children with cerebral palsy (CP). The trial’s design, “Acupuncture ... Read more
The occurrence of cerebral palsy in South Carolina decreased significantly from 1996 to 2009, but was higher in very underweight infants, non-Hispanic black infants, and boys, a study shows. ... Read more
Future research should focus on studies across the lifespan of cerebral palsy patients, with emphasis on participation and quality of life measures, according to a research agenda for cerebral ... Read more
Botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A, Botox) treatment prior to intensive physiotherapy may not induce additional benefits in terms of motor function, muscle strength, and pain in children with spastic cerebral palsy compared to ... Read more
Adding core stability exercises to physical therapy improves trunk endurance — the ability to withstand fatigue — and walking ability in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, according to researchers. Their small ... Read more
External visual and auditory feedback using a system that exercises the upper limbs may improve praxis — the ability to conceptualize, plan, and execute unfamiliar motor movements — in children ... Read more