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 Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundations (PFF)’ Patient Registry is providing valuable data to support pulmonary fibrosis research, as evidenced by multiple presentations at the 2019 American Thoracic Society (ATS) conference, held May ... Read more
The first patient was dosed in a Phase 2b clinical trial investigating the safety and effectiveness of Respivant Biosciences’ inhalation therapy candidate RVT-1601 for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients with persistent cough. Respivant ... Read more
High levels of nitric oxide in the lungs of people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) are associated with faster disease progression and worse survival, researchers in Italy report. The findings ... Read more
The Feldman Family Foundation is hosting a pulmonary fibrosis fund-raising event — its 6th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament and Casino Night — on Saturday (March 2), at the Chevy Chase Country ... Read more
Lung cancer patients with underlying idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) treated with proton radiation therapy live longer than those treated with X-ray irradiation, a study shows. Additionally, fewer occurrences of treatment-related lung complications ... Read more
Bridge Biotherapeutics’ investigational therapy candidate BBT-877 for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has been awarded orphan drug designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). According to the company, BBT-877 is ... Read more
Promedior plans to begin Phase 3 testing of its investigational therapy PRM-151 for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has signed ... Read more
Galapagos has launched a Phase 2 trial testing the safety and effectiveness of their investigational new therapy called GLPG1205 in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), reporting that the first participant ... Read more
A mutation associated with the mucous-producing gene MUC5B, a known genetic risk factor for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), also is prevalent in rheumatoid arthritis patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD), according ... Read more
Studies supporting an investigational new drug (IND) application for X-165, a potential candidate for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other fibrotic disorders, have been completed, X-Rx recently ... Read more