Vijaya Iyer is a freelance science writer for BioNews Services. She has contributed content to their several disease-specific websites, including cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, among others.
She holds a PhD in Microbiology from Kansas State University, where her research focused on molecular biology, bacterial interactions, metabolism, and animal models to study bacterial infections. Following the completion of her PhD, Dr. Iyer went on to complete three postdoctoral fellowships at Kansas State University, University of Miami and Temple University.
She joined BioNews Services to utilize her scientific background and writing skills to help patients and caregivers remain abreast with important scientific breakthroughs.
Lip biopsy increases the sensitivity of Sjögren’s syndrome diagnosis and is a key measure in the widely accepted diagnostic criteria, according to a multicenter Argentinian study. Findings of the study ... Read more
Dental implants with fitted crowns provided comfort and relieved inflammation in a Sjögren’s syndrome patient experiencing discomfort with removable dentures, according to a case report from dental surgeons in Japan. The ... Read more
In Sjögren’s syndrome, chronic eye inflammation results in the inability of myoepithelial cells — components of the lacrimal glands thought to contract to expel tears — to contract, a mouse study ... Read more
The newly proposed 2016 ACR-EULAR criteria can successfully diagnose primary Sjogren’s syndrome with 100% sensitivity, but the ethnicity of the study population influences its specificity, a Korean study reported. The ... Read more
Among Manhattan residents, women are more affected by Sjögren’s syndrome than men, with the most new cases reported in Asian women, a study shows. The study, “The Incidence and Prevalence of ... Read more