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

Levodopa Improves Handwriting, Dexterity Tasks in Parkinson’s Patients, Study Indicates

Levodopa improved handwriting and dexterity tasks among people living with Parkinson’s disease, a recent study found. The results, “Levodopa improves handwriting and instrumental tasks in previously treated patients with Parkinson’s disease,” were published in the Journal of Neural Transmission. Neurological examinations of Parkinson’s patients that seek…

Generic Version of Neupro Patch Soon to Enter Testing

Manufacturing will soon begin on a generic version of the Neupro patch, a transdermal delivery system for rotigotine — a dopamine agonist — to treat Parkinson’s symptoms, Vektor Pharma announced in a press release. Testing of its rotigotine patches will first take place at Vektor’s laboratories in Germany, before quickly moving into…