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

Newer diabetes medications may prevent Parkinson’s, study suggests

Newer glucose-lowering drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes, compared with a placebo, appear to lower a person’s risk of Parkinson’s disease, according to a meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials. Findings suggest a potential association between recent classes of anti-diabetic medications and the risk of developing Parkinson’s, and they…

Brain wave changes in sleep can predict levodopa-induced dyskinesia

People with Parkinson’s disease whose electrical brain wave activity declines more slowly during deep sleep develop levodopa-induced dyskinesia (LID), or uncontrolled movements, faster, a study has found. These findings confirm a link between sleep-related brain wave activity and LID, and support the development of sleep-targeted therapies that may protect…

Brain Canada program supports pair starting in Parkinson’s research

Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research, a Brain Canada program, has awarded two early-career scientists CA$100,000 (about $74,180) each in grants to advance research projects into Parkinson’s disease. Maria Ioannou, PhD, an assistant professor of physiology at the University of Alberta, is exploring alpha-synuclein protein clumping, a hallmark…

High dose of mesdopetam may ease levodopa-induced dyskinesia: Study

A high dose of the investigational oral therapy mesdopetam led to a significant and clinically meaningful reduction in levodopa-induced dyskinesia — the uncontrolled, involuntary movements and muscle stiffness common in Parkinson’s disease patients undergoing treatment — in a Phase 2 study, according to an in-depth examination of trial…