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

CFTR Modulators Found to Improve Antibiotic Efficacy in CF: Study

CFTR modulators, approved therapies to treat cystic fibrosis (CF), showed antibacterial activity and enhanced the efficacy of some antibiotics against bacterial species commonly found in CF airways, according to a new study. “Additive effects or synergies were observed between the CFTR modulators and antibiotics against [two common] species” of…

Trikafta Found to Improve Insulin Secretion, Body Weight in CF

Treatment with Trikafta improved insulin secretion and body weight within one year in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to a small analysis. Despite these findings, there were no consistent treatment-related improvements in measures relating to CF-related diabetes, or CFRD, a common complication among children and adults…

New Therapeutic Target to Ease CF Lung Inflammation Discovered

Researchers have discovered that monocytes, a type of white blood cell, drive persistent and sustained inflammation that leads to lung damage in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), a study reported. The researchers showed that, in a CF mouse model, reducing monocyte activity lowered the number of tissue-damaging immune cells…

Colorectal Cancer Risk 5-times Higher in CF: Population Study

The incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) was five times higher than in those without CF, after adjusting for age, in a large-scale English population study. CFTR gene mutations, the underlying cause of CF, occurred more frequently than expected, suggesting an association between…

Anti-inflammatory Medications in CF May Help Reduce Lung Bacteria

A new study suggests that the use of anti-inflammatory medications to modulate immune signaling proteins in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) may potentially reduce bacteria and avoid antibiotic resistance. Researchers found that different bacteria in the airways of CF patients induced the release of varying signaling proteins, called cytokines,…

Early Childhood Weight Linked to Later Lung Function

Higher weight in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) at 1 year of age, and increasing weight gain from ages 1 through 5, were correlated significantly with better lung function at age 6, according to an analysis of two large  registries. Current guidelines may need to be updated to encourage…

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