Author Archives: Alice Melao

Sjögren’s Patients More Likely to Develop Thyroid Disease, Review Shows

Sjögren’s syndrome patients are three times more likely to have thyroid disease, both autoimmune and non-autoimmune, than controls, a review of eight published studies shows. The study, “Increased risk of thyroid disease in patients with Sjogren’s syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis,” was published in PeerJ. Sjögren’s…

MeiraGTx Acquires Rights to AAV-AQP1 Gene Therapy for Sjögren’s Syndrome

MeiraGTx recently acquired global rights over an investigational gene therapy called AAV-AQP1 being developed to treat the excessive dry mouth and eyes experienced by patients with Sjögren’s syndrome. The announcement comes after an exclusive licensing agreement with the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), an arm of the …