Steve holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. He worked as a medical scientist for 18 years, within both industry and academia, where his research focused on the discovery of new medicines to treat inflammatory disorders and infectious diseases. Steve recently stepped away from the lab and into science communications, where he’s helping make medical science information more accessible for everyone.
High doses of the B vitamin biotin restored metabolic balance and rescued nerve degradation in a mouse model of adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), a study found. Based on the finding, the researchers ... Read more
The cross-sectional area (CSA) of the spinal cord in males with adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is smaller and flatter, and correlates with the severity of spinal cord degeneration (myelopathy) in those with ... Read more
An infusion of anti-inflammatory mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) given two boys with the cerebral form of adrenoleukodystrophy failed to halt or prevent disease progression, a case study reported. Whether the ... Read more
If physicians pay close attention to the comorbidities associated with adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) — particularly gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), adrenal insufficiency, and seizures — children with the disease may safely undergo ... Read more
Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging — which measures the random motion of water molecules in tissues — detected neurological degeneration in people with adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), even when they did not show ... Read more
A rapid and efficient method to screen newborns or people at risk for adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) in India has been developed, according to a new study. The study, “Flow injection ionization-tandem ... Read more