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

MECP2 Changes Dictate Nerve Cell Structure and Function in Study

Nerve cells derived from Rett syndrome patients showed alterations in structure, function, and network connectivity that depend on the severity of MECP2 genetic changes that cause the condition, a study revealed. Nerve cells from a rare atypical Rett patient with mild disease and preserved speech had similar core structural…

Upper Body Training Improves Motor Skills, Attention Span

Repeated and well-structured upper body training of girls and women with Rett syndrome improves reaching and grasping ability, attention span, and reduced repetitive movements, a study suggests These findings highlight the relationship between attention and motor abilities, which has implications for the development of motor rehabilitation programs for these…

Klinefelter Syndrome Boys Show Rett Symptoms More Than Believed

Boys with Klinefelter syndrome, a genetic condition caused by an extra X chromosome, more frequently show Rett syndrome-like symptoms than previously recognized, according to a large-scale chromosomal study in boys with neurodevelopmental disorders. The researchers also showed that Rett-like symptoms occurred alongside Klinefelter syndrome mosaicism (KSM), in…

Taysha Launches Clinical Program to Test TSHA-102 Gene Therapy

Taysha Gene Therapies has launched the clinical development of TSHA-102, an investigational gene therapy for Rett syndrome. The move follows the recent approval of a clinical trial application (CTA) by Health Canada. The Sainte-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital Center, in Montreal, will serve as the initial clinical…

Vitamin D Eases Behavior Problems in Rett Mouse Model

Supplementing with Vitamin D rescued the altered activity of genes associated with Rett syndrome and improved behaviors in a mouse model, a study showed. The findings indicate that supplementation could provide a simple, cost-effective therapeutic option to help Rett patients, the scientists said. The study, “Vitamin…