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

Case Study: Late-Onset Huntington’s Presents Like Parkinson’s Disease

A 56-year-old man with undiagnosed late-onset Huntington’s disease presented with Parkinson’s disease-like symptoms, including bradykinesia, or slowness of movement, a case study reported. He was correctly diagnosed after clinicians learned of a family history of Huntington’s and ordered genetic testing. Given the diagnosis, the researchers recommended that Huntington’s disease…

Huntington’s Protein Clumps Form Distinct Structures in Nerve Cells

Clumps of protein resulting from HTT mutations, the underlying cause of Huntington’s disease, form distinct structures in different parts of the cell, according to detailed imaging analysis. The findings suggest these clumps form by different mechanisms and may require different therapeutic strategies to block their formation and toxicity that…

Study Links Cognitive Impairment to Reduced Gray Matter Volume

Based on MRI scans, Huntington’s disease patients with major cognitive impairments have reduced gray matter volume and a thinner brain cortex than those without cognitive problems, a study has demonstrated.  Major cognitive decline was not associated with CAG repeat length, age, or education, suggesting additional…