Vijaya Iyer is a freelance science writer for BioNews Services. She has contributed content to their several disease-specific websites, including cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, among others.
She holds a PhD in Microbiology from Kansas State University, where her research focused on molecular biology, bacterial interactions, metabolism, and animal models to study bacterial infections. Following the completion of 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.
The investigational gene therapy GALGT2 for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) was found to be safe in a preclinical study conducted at the Research Institute at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the ... Read more
Preliminary results of a Phase 1/2 study into the gene therapy candidate SGT-001 in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients show low levels of microdystrophin in patients’ muscles after three months of treatment with ... Read more
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has awarded a total of $9.9 million to 34 pioneering and innovative projects worldwide in its continuing efforts to support groundbreaking research for more than 40 ... Read more