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

HOPE 2 Study: CAP-1002 Still Improving Arm Function in DMD

The investigational cell therapy CAP-1002 continued to improve arm function in boys and young men with advanced Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), according to the HOPE-2 open-label extension study. These additional upper limb improvements came after HOPE-2 participants were off CAP-1002 for a mean of about one year before…

FDA Places Hold on DYNE-251 Clinical Trial Launch in DMD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has placed a hold on Dyne Therapeutics’ application to launch a clinical trial evaluating DYNE-251, an experimental exon-skipping therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Dyne now hopes to have that Phase 1/2 trial underway by June, the company said in a …

DMD Gene Therapy Candidate RGX-202 Earns Orphan Drug Status

RGX-202, a one-time experimental gene therapy for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), has been granted orphan drug designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The designation is given to investigational therapies to treat rare medical conditions or diseases that affect fewer than 200,000 people…

Translarna Preserved Walking 5-plus Years in DMD Boys

Translarna (ataluren) treatment delayed the loss of walking abilities by more than five years in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) who carry nonsense mutations in their DMD gene, according to a study based on real-world data. The investigational therapy also slowed lung function decline by almost two…

Losmapimod Fails at FSHD Trial’s Primary Goal, But Shows Potential

Oral losmapimod, an investigational treatment for people with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), showed clinically relevant benefits over a placebo on multiple measures of disease progression and patient-reported outcomes after almost a year, according to data from the ReDUX4 Phase 2b clinical trial. But the therapy failed to reach…