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

FDA Grants Lupin Tentative Approval for Ivacaftor Generic

Lupin has received tentative approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market ivacaftor tablets, a generic version of the cystic fibrosis (CF) therapy Kalydeco. The company’s request came in the form of an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA), containing data submitted for review and approval…

Study: Most CF Infants Had Healthy Stools in First Year

Stool consistency and frequency were healthy for the majority of infants with cystic fibrosis (CF) in the first year of life, according to an analysis of data from the BONUS study. Stool consistency and frequency were not associated with pain, while infants exclusively fed with formula or who received…

Aerosolized Therapy Restores CFTR in Patient-derived Cells

ReCode Therapeutics’ investigational aerosolized RNA-based therapies for cystic fibrosis (CF) restored CFTR function, the defective protein in CF, in patient-derived lung cells. Delivered by the company’s selective organ targeting (SORT) lipid nanoparticle (LNP) platform, the therapy showed no signs of toxicity in epithelial cells that line the airways.

Some Severe Asthma Patients Carry CFTR Variants: Genetic Study

Some people with severe asthma, an inflammatory lung condition, carry variants of the CFTR gene that causes cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic study found. These findings support the genetic assessment of severe asthma patients with CF-related symptoms, the scientists recommended. The study, “DNA Sequencing Analysis of…

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