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

Stem Cell Transplant Successfully Treats Bone Marrow Porphyrias

A blood stem cell transplant can successfully correct defects in the body’s ability to make heme — a molecule that helps transport oxygen through the bloodstream — in people with bone marrow-based porphyrias, a small study showed. Thus, in patients with severe porphyrias, stem cell transplants should be considered…

Regular Blood Removal Eased CEP Symptoms, Case Report Shows

A woman with the rarest type of porphyria, called congenital erythropoietic porphyria or CEP, was successfully treated by regular blood removal — a procedure called phlebotomy — which lowered her blood iron levels, reduced urinary porphyrins, and eliminated sun-sensitive skin blisters, a case study showed. …