Vijaya Iyer, PhD,  —

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.

Articles by Vijaya Iyer

FDA Grants Experimental Therapy ACE-083 Fast Track Status for CMT

Investigational therapy ACE-083 was granted fast track designation for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) by the United States Food and Drug Administration, Acceleron Pharma recently announced. ACE-083 can prevent muscle shrinkage or atrophy that cause the debilitating symptoms of CMT disease by blocking the transforming growth…

CMT Awareness Month Celebrated With Events Throughout September

Patient stories are a central theme for the events organized by the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA), Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (HNF) and others this September as part of the 2018 CMT Awareness Month. A degenerative neuromuscular condition, CMT, affects one in every 2,500 people. It has no known cure. The…