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.
In certain people whose myasthenia gravis (MG) has been in stable remission for a long time, using the immunotherapy Opdivo (nivolumab) to treat a relapsed lymphoma may be possible, researchers in ... Read more
A combination therapy of high-dose cholinesterase inhibitors, such as Mestinon, with calcineurin inhibitors, such as Prograf, increases the chances of muscle cramps in patients with Myasthenia Gravis, thereby reducing ... Read more
The inner ear function in myasthenia gravis (MG) patients is significantly impaired, and hearing tests can serve as a diagnostic and monitoring tool, scientists from South Korea say. Their ... Read more