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

2 autoimmune diseases diagnosed in man 3 weeks after COVID-19 vaccine

A COVID-19 vaccine may have triggered the development of two autoimmune diseases, atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV), which are associated with damage to small blood vessels and the kidneys, in a 67-year-old man three weeks after vaccination, according to a case…

Preventive treatment with Soliris helps in kidney transplant in aHUS

Preventive treatment with Soliris (eculizumab) before surgery dramatically improved kidney transplant outcomes in people with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), according to a recent study. One year after the surgeries, 97% of transplanted kidneys still functioned in Soliris-treated patients. In those who did not receive preventive treatment, that…