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.

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Insulin Resistance Common in AIP, Study Finds

Insulin resistance, a phenomenon in which cells in the body become unable to draw energy from blood sugar, appears to be more common in people with acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) than previously thought, according to a recent study. Investigators also noted that experiments performed in a mouse model indicated…

AIP Affects Quality of Life, Even With Infrequent Attacks

People with symptomatic acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) should be monitored regularly, as this disorder can affect their quality of life even if their attacks are infrequent. A recent study with that finding revealed evidence of significant chronic symptoms and long-term medical conditions among patients with sporadic AIP, as compared to…