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.
Localized scleroderma affects health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in young people, causing joint and muscle pain, putting limits on physical activity, and hurting body image, a study found. Teasing from ... Read more
A large-scale DNA analysis in different tissues revealed an association between scleroderma and groups of genes driving well-known inflammation pathways. This approach helps explain the complex interplay between the diverse ... Read more
A Phase 2a clinical trial designed to test Galapagos‘ investigational oral therapy GLPG1690 in people with diffuse cutaneous scleroderma has completed enrolling participants, the company announced. GLPG1690 is a ... Read more
Digital ulcers (DUs) aggravate hand disability, limit daily activities, and affect work productivity in people with scleroderma, a real-world study from Spain reports. Patients with DUs had more pain, a ... Read more
Immunosuppressive treatment of early-stage interstitial lung disease (ILD) in people with systemic sclerosis may be a potential therapeutic option to prevent ILD progression, a study suggests. The study, “Association ... Read more
Some people with systemic sclerosis (SSc) are protected from cancer development by the presence of anti-RNA polymerase I autoantibodies, a study suggests. The study, “Scleroderma patients with antibodies against ... Read more
Abatacept, a potential treatment for people with early-stage diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc), showed clinically significant improvements in patients’ functional ability and overall health, despite failing to significantly reduce ... Read more