Somi Igbene, PhD, science writer —

Somi graduated from Imperial College London in 2011 with a PhD in cellular and molecular immunology. She worked as a medical writer at several medical communications agencies in London, including Core Medica. Besides science writing, Somi works as a registered associate nutritionist, helping adults and children improve their diets to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Articles by Somi Igbene

Trikafta Treatment Clears Aspergillus Fungus in CF: Pilot Study

Trikafta, a triple therapy combining elexacaftor, tezacaftor, and ivacaftor, cleared Aspergillus fungus in the lungs and prevented severe infections in children and adults with cystic fibrosis (CF), a pilot study found. “These preliminary results are very encouraging and support the hypothesis that initiation of [Trikafta] therapy rapidly improves…

Regular Antibiotic Use in CF Linked to More Cases of Rash, Swelling

Regular use of antibiotics to treat persistent infections is linked with hypersensitivity reactions in individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF), a new study has found. Specifically, “the risk is highly associated with the number of cumulative exposures to antibiotics and increasing age,” the researchers wrote. And intravenous, or into-the-vein, administration…

Reducing Trikafta Dose May Ease Mental Side Effects, Study Reports

Instead of stopping Trikafta treatment, reducing the dose and providing psychological support may reduce or resolve mental health side effects, including depression, anxiety, and brain fog in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), a new study reports. “It was reassuring that dose adjustments, in conjunction with psychological support and…