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

Fluorescent tool may help to protect parathyroid glands during surgery

Using near-infrared autofluorescence (NIRAF) to protect the parathyroid glands during thyroid surgery did not significantly lower the risk of hypoparathyroidism as a surgical complication, a study with experienced thyroid surgeons reported. Although there were fewer hypoparathyroidism cases with NIRAF three months after surgery, differences  were not statistically significant when compared…

Worse Cardiovascular Disease Seen in Chronic Hypoparathyroidism

People with chronic hypoparathyroidism have a higher risk of disorders affecting the heart and blood vessels — known as cardiovascular disease — compared with those without the rare endocrine system disorder, according to a large-scale analysis of a medical claims database. “Further studies are warranted to investigate reasons for…