Margarida Azevedo, MSc,  —

Margarida graduated with a BS in Health Sciences from the University of Lisbon and a MSc in Biotechnology from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST-UL). She worked as a molecular biologist research associate at a Cambridge UK-based biotech company that discovers and develops therapeutic, fully human monoclonal antibodies.

Articles by Margarida Azevedo

In Benin, Children with Sickle Cell Disease and Their Siblings Show Iron Deficiency

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is rampant in sub-Saharan Africa, a region that accounts for about two-thirds of all SCD births worldwide, and among the disease’s complications can be an imbalance in elements such as iron, an essential trace element for good health. Researchers compared key proteins associated with iron metabolism between children with SCD and…

Broccoli Sprout Homogenate for Sickle Cell Disease Evaluated, Found to Be Safe, Well-Tolerated

Researchers believe that activating a specific oxidative stress regulator with sulforaphane (SFN), a chemical compound found in vegetables such as broccoli and brussels sprouts, might have a therapeutic benefit in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). They tested their hypothesis in a Phase 1 study that evaluated broccoli sprout homogenate (BSH), which naturally contains SFN,…