Vijaya Iyer, PhD,  —

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.

Articles by Vijaya Iyer

Firazyr Lowers Attack Duration, But Increases Healthcare Costs in Angioedema Patients

Patients with hereditary angioedema caused by deficiencies in the complement C1-inhibitor protein experience symptomatic relief and remission with the use of on-demand treatments, according to an Italian study. Firazyr (icatibant), an agonist of the bradykinin receptor, led to reduced attack durations compared to plasma derived C1-inhibitor treatments. But the treatment also…