Vijaya Iyer is a freelance science writer with BioNews Services. She has contributed content to their several disease-specific websites, including cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and more.
She received her PhD in Microbiology from Kansas State University. Her research focused on molecular biology, bacterial interactions, metabolism, and animal models to study bacterial infections. Following her PhD, Dr. Iyer went on to complete three postdoctoral fellowships at Kansas State University, University of Miami and Temple University.
She joined BioNews Services to utilize her scientific background and writing skills to help patients and caregivers remain abreast with important scientific breakthroughs.
International Biophysics, the maker of AffloVest, announced that it is continuing to support people with cystic fibrosis and efforts to raise awareness about this disease, donating 50 of its airway clearance ... Read more
Synspira Therapeutics’s candidate for treating cystic fibrosis, SNSP113, has received orphan drug designation from the European Medicines’ Agency (EMA) in the European Union. The status was granted by the EMA’s Committee for ... Read more
Blocking the enzyme cathepsin S can alleviate symptoms and reduce lung damage in cystic fibrosis (CF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to multinational teams led by researchers at Queen’s University ... Read more
ContraFect will receive up to $6.94 million in funding from CARB-X to support the development of their proprietary therapeutic peptides — amurins — against antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections caused by gram-negative ESKAPE pathogens. ... Read more
MaRS Innovation recently announced the launch of two new projects targeting the development of new therapeutics for cystic fibrosis (CF) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). These projects are part of LAB150, MaRS ... Read more
NetNoggin has launched a new cystic fibrosis (CF) market research report to highlight patient and caregiver experiences and their perspectives about the gaps in CF research, the company announced. NetNoggin is ... Read more
Emily’s Hope and Cisco have raised more than $1 million as part of Great Strides – a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) fundraiser – becoming its top-performing national corporate team for the event. ... Read more
Enrollment for a Phase 3 clinical trial testing AeroVanc in patients with cystic fibrosis with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) lung infections is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this ... Read more
A reassessment of U.K. medical records showed that in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, breathing support provided by gas inhalation, through a face or nasal mask, helps improve lung function but ... Read more