Forest Ray PhD,  —

Forest Ray received his PhD in systems biology from Columbia University, where he developed tools to match drug side effects to other diseases. He has since worked as a journalist and science writer, covering topics from rare diseases to the intersection between environmental science and social justice. He currently lives in Long Beach, California.

Articles by Forest Ray

Affiris Announces Phase 2 Study of Potential Parkinson’s Vaccine

Affiris is preparing for a Phase 2 clinical trial to test Affitope (PD01A), an experimental medicine that, if successful, could lead to a vaccine against  Parkinson’s disease. Affitope triggers the production of antibodies — molecules that recognize specific targets — against alpha-synuclein, a protein found in the…

Dosing Underway in Phase 1 Trial of AL101 for Potential Treatment of Parkinson’s, Other Disorders

Dosing has begun for healthy volunteers in a Phase 1 clinical trial of AL101, which has the potential to treat neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s, Alector recently announced. The randomized, placebo-controlled trial (NCT04111666) is testing the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (how the compound moves throughout the body), and pharmacodynamics…

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