Steve Bryson, PhD, science writer —

Steve holds a PhD in biochemistry from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. As a medical scientist for 18 years, he worked in both academia and industry, where his research focused on the discovery of new vaccines and medicines to treat inflammatory disorders and infectious diseases. Steve is a published author in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals and a patented inventor.

Articles by Steve Bryson

Brain Cell Transplant Reverses Monkey’s Symptoms

Transplanting dopamine-producing nerve cells grown from monkeys’ own cells back into their brains relieved motor and depression symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease, a study demonstrated. This approach avoided transplant-associated tissue rejection and supports further research as a treatment option for people…

Bile Acids Altered by Gut Microbes in Appendix

Alterations in gut microorganisms found in the appendix of people with Parkinson’s disease were associated with elevated digestive bile acids that may play a role in disease development, a study has revealed. The discovery suggests targeting microbial-derived bile acids as a…

Focused Ultrasound May Help Treat Motor Symptoms, Trial Finds

People with Parkinson’s disease with symptoms affecting one side of the body, who were treated with focused ultrasound targeting the affected brain region, showed an improvement in motor features after four months, a small study reported.  Side effects included involuntary movements, muscle weakness, speech problems,…