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

Most patients experience sleep-related disorders: Review study

A review study revealed that those with Fabry disease have a high prevalence of a wide range of sleep problems, with excessive daytime sleepiness being the most common. Reviewed studies also commonly reported insomnia, unrefreshing sleep, periodic limb movements, and REM sleep behavior disorder, or physically acting out dreams…

mRNA treatment restores Gal A in Fabry-derived heart cells

Messenger RNA (mRNA) treatment restored levels of Gal A enzyme activity in heart cells derived from two Fabry disease patients with severe heart involvement, a study showed. The mRNA therapeutic delivered the correct information contained in the GLA gene to produce a fully functional Gal A enzyme, which is…

PRX-102’s Approval Application Resubmitted to FDA

An application seeking approval for PRX-102 (pegunigalsidase alfa), an experimental enzyme replacement therapy for adults with Fabry disease, has been resubmitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Protalix BioTherapeutics and its partner Chiesi Global Rare Diseases expect the review of their request, sent in…

Study Finds Good Vision in Fabry Patients Despite Eye Changes

Despite disease-related eye changes, visual acuity — the sharpness of a person’s vision, with 20/20 denoting perfect clarity of sight — was “good” in children and adults with Fabry disease, a study showed. Eye involvement was not associated with disease severity in adults with Fabry, and overall vision-related…