Steve Bryson, PhD, science writer —

Steve holds a PhD in biochemistry from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. As a medical scientist for 18 years, he worked in both academia and industry, where his research focused on the discovery of new vaccines and medicines to treat inflammatory disorders and infectious diseases. Steve is a published author in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals and a patented inventor.

Articles by Steve Bryson

CF gene therapy 4D-710 improves lung function, data show

A single dose of 4D Molecular Therapeutics’ inhaled gene therapy candidate 4D-710 improved or stabilized lung function in adults with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to interim data from a Phase 1/2 clinical trial. Additional data from the AEROW (NCT05248230) study, which is evaluating the therapy in CF…

Trikafta patients lower treatment burden, cut other therapies: Study

After starting Trikafta, people with cystic fibrosis (CF) significantly reduced their use of other CF-related medications, suggesting that many people with CF on Trikafta “may prioritize reducing treatment burden over maximizing lung function,” researchers said. Still, lung function continued to decline after Trikafta initiation, they reported in a real-world…

Grant supports study of antibiotics with liquid crystalline nanoparticles

A grant of $500,000 in Australian dollars (around $326,000) will support researchers there in the development of antibiotics formulated with liquid crystalline nanoparticles (LCNPs), the better to eliminate hard-to-treat lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis (CF). “By overcoming the processes that cause drug resistance and uncontrollable infection, this…

Galectin-3 in blood may predict lung outcomes in children with CF

Elevated levels of the pro-inflammatory signaling protein galectin-3 in the bloodstream of children with clinically stable cystic fibrosis (CF) significantly correlated with worse lung function, according to a study. The findings suggest galectin-3 may serve as a noninvasive biomarker to predict lung disease outcomes in children with CF, the…